US 231 over BRANCH


+34.75345, -86.59579
34°45'12" N, 86°35'45" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 231 over BRANCH
Structure number:011048
Old structure number:000000014502390 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2.5 MI N JCT US 231* 431
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:23.0 ft. [7.0 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
Year reconstructed:1974
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2016 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:36,640 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:97.8 tons [88.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:84.4 tons [76.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:83.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,075,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
November 201683.0Not deficient---36640
November 201483.0Not deficient---66791
November 201283.0Not deficient---63010
November 201083.0Not deficient---61330
November 200885.0Not deficient---62840
November 200685.0Not deficient---61840
November 200463.5Not deficient---60510
November 200263.5Not deficient---60470
October 200058.5Not deficient---44678
October 199858.7Not deficient---42960
October 199658.5Not deficient---43220
October 199458.5Not deficient---39140
October 199259.5Not deficient---42350
August 199165.6Not deficient---43060