+34.57560, -86.56811
34°34'32" N, 86°34'05" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 231; SR 53 over TENNESSEE RIVER
Structure number:008809
Old structure number:00000053520087A (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:359.9 ft. [109.7 m]
Total length:2047.0 ft. [623.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1965
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:10,175 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 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:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:47.9 tons [43.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:60.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$15,578,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
September 201560.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair10175
September 201361.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair10175
October 201163.3Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair12048
October 200963.3Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair11425
November 200763.3Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair11700
February 200663.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair11320
February 200463.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair10880
January 200263.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair10880
November 199961.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair11200
April 199861.5Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair10785
May 199661.6Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair10160
April 199461.9Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair9805
May 199261.7Not deficientSatisfactoryGoodFair20300
July 199061.8Not deficientSatisfactoryGoodFair19260