+34.73517, -86.64397
34°44'07" N, 86°38'38" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 72; SR 2 over SPARKMAN DRIVE
Structure number:010263
Location:1 MI W JCT US72 * SR 53
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:109.9 ft. [33.5 m]
Total length:205.1 ft. [62.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:51.2 ft. [15.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:54.8 ft. [16.7 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:17.1 ft. [5.2 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1970
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2016 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:43,010 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:92.4 tons [84.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:55.3 tons [50.3 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:71.6
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$2,970,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
September 201671.6Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory43010
September 201474.1Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory23313
September 201274.2Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood22408
December 201074.4Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood21140
December 200874.4Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood21295
December 200676.3Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood22010
December 200476.2Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood22320
November 200275.3Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory21480
November 200072.7Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory26265
November 199872.8Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory25430
November 199673.0Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory24450
November 199474.6Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory23845
November 199274.4Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory25700