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US 231 SBL over TALLAPOOSA RIVER

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Coordinates:
+32.45498, -86.20369
32°27'18" N, 86°12'13" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:US 231 SBL over TALLAPOOSA RIVER
Structure number:005162
Old structure number:00000009510407A (from 1992 edition)
Location:MONTGOMERY ELMORE CO LINE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:180.1 ft. [54.9 m]
Total length:1069.9 ft. [326.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:16,115 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:40.9 tons [37.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:24.5 tons [22.3 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:67.2
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$10,331,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201467.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood16115
October 201266.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood16650
September 201066.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood17270
August 200865.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood17420
March 200667.7Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood16850
October 200367.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood16120
October 200167.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood16120
October 199966.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood15125
May 199866.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood15125
May 199665.7Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood15035
September 199566.1Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood15035
March 199465.3Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood13475
February 199265.3Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood13115