+33.43200, -86.71333
33°25'55" N, 86°42'48" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 280 over CAHABA RIVER
Structure number:015300
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:80.1 ft. [24.4 m]
Total length:407.2 ft. [124.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
Year reconstructed:1991
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 continuous [4]
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: March 2016 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:38,675 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:13% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:47.5 tons [43.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:28.5 tons [25.9 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:68.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$4,397,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
March 201668.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood38675
March 201468.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood38675
March 201268.7Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood37730
March 201068.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood41470
February 200868.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood39470
January 200668.9Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood35860
February 200474.9Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood33610
February 200274.9Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood33610
February 200076.9Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood34945
February 199877.4Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood31140
November 199578.3Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood28740
October 199366.1Not deficientFairFairGood25335
February 199175.0Not deficientGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory20875