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US 231 over BRANCH

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Coordinates:
+34.73333, -86.58333
34°43'60" N, 86°34'60" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:US 231 over BRANCH
Structure number:020032
Location:1.2 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:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Skew angle:45°
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:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:112,299 [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 desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
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:89.8 tons [81.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:85.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$12,928,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
November 201585.0Not deficient---112299
November 201385.0Not deficient---107980
November 201185.0Not deficient---106289
November 200985.0Not deficient---104720
November 200785.0Not deficient---64200