US 231; SR 53 over DRAKE AVE


+34.70531, -86.58859
34°42'19" N, 86°35'19" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 231; SR 53 over DRAKE AVE
Structure number:010978
Location:1 MI S JCT US 431 * SR 53
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:95.1 ft. [29.0 m]
Total length:410.1 ft. [125.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:83.7 ft. [25.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:91.2 ft. [27.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.7 ft. [5.1 m]
Skew angle:25°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1973
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: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: October 2016 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:54,215 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:3% 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:61.1 tons [55.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.6 tons [33.3 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:93.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$9,154,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201693.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory54215
October 201493.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory54362
October 201293.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood51285
December 201093.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood49920
December 200893.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood51145
December 200695.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood46125
December 200495.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood46415
October 200294.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood45570
October 200092.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood95690
October 199891.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood89810
October 199691.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood83200
October 199491.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood74470
October 199275.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood73750