FAU 8 over TN RIVER & FAU 5395


+35.05611, -85.30972
35°03'22" N, 85°18'35" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:FAU 8 over TN RIVER & FAU 5395
Structure number:33SR0080007
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:358.9 ft. [109.4 m]
Total length:2000.1 ft. [609.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:56.1 ft. [17.1 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:98.4 ft. [30.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1917
Year reconstructed:2007
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:24,740 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:39.6 tons [36.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:26.7 tons [24.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:55.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$59,765,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
June 201555.0Not deficientGoodGoodSatisfactory24740
June 201355.4Not deficientGoodGoodSatisfactory24020
June 201156.8Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good21390
May 200955.8Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood23400
August 200756.9Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodVery Good21240
April 200524.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor20680
August 200327.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor19570
March 200127.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor20020
December 200027.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor19470
March 199927.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor19020
July 199727.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor15620
July 199527.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor20440
March 199327.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor19160
April 199128.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor14250