I59/20 over BHAM SO RR * 3RD STNO


+33.52054, -86.83121
33°31'14" N, 86°49'52" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:I59/20 over BHAM SO RR * 3RD STNO
Structure number:009871
Location:.1 MI. SO. RT. INTERCHANG
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and railroad
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:71.9 ft. [21.9 m]
Total length:474.1 ft. [144.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:64.6 ft. [19.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:69.6 ft. [21.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:25.6 ft. [7.8 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1969
Year reconstructed:2003
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:7
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2016 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:78,675 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:55.1 tons [50.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:32.9 tons [29.9 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:77.1
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$7,997,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
March 201677.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory78675
March 201477.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory78675
March 201278.5Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory78765
March 201078.4Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood80070
March 200878.4Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood79910
March 200678.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood81475
March 200478.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood81475
March 200278.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood81475
March 200079.3Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood71375
March 199866.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairGood78305
November 199581.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood65110
December 199380.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood63370
November 199280.7Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood61740