+34.73501, -86.64397
34°44'06" N, 86°38'38" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 72; SR 2 over SPARKMAN DRIVE
Structure number:010264
Old structure number:00000002450084B (from 1992 edition)
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:39.0 ft. [11.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.7 ft. [13.0 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 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:23,313 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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:97.9 tons [89.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:61.1 tons [55.5 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:72.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$3,201,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
September 201472.0Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood23313
September 201272.1Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood22408
December 201072.3Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood21140
December 200872.3Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood21295
December 200674.2Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood22010
December 200474.1Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood22320
November 200274.2Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood21480
November 200071.6Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood26265
November 199871.7Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood25430
November 199670.9Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood24450
November 199474.6Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood23845
November 199274.4Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood25700
March 199174.0Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood20230