US 72 SR 2 over BRANCH


+34.73333, -86.65000
34°43'60" N, 86°39'00" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 72 SR 2 over BRANCH
Structure number:011920
Location:1 MI E JCT US72 * SR 255
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1990
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:4
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2016 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:52,004 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:4% 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 desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
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:78.5 tons [71.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:79.1
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,241,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
June 201679.1Not deficient---52004
June 201479.4Not deficient---49060
June 201279.8Not deficient---45910
June 201079.9Not deficient---44910
June 200879.9Not deficient---45250
June 200655.4Not deficient---49320
June 200455.4Not deficient---49490
June 200256.1Not deficient---45320
June 200053.3Not deficient---50040
June 199853.3Not deficient---51710
June 199653.6Not deficient---48460
June 199455.3Not deficient---47190
August 199255.3Not deficient---47070