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FAP 153 over UNDER TVA BRIDGE (SR153)

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Coordinates:
+35.10247, -85.22909
35°06'09" N, 85°13'45" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:FAP 153 over UNDER TVA BRIDGE (SR153)
Structure number:33SR1530021
Location:CHICKAMAUGA DAM
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:191.9 ft. [58.5 m]
Total length:3377.1 ft. [1029.3 m]
Year built:1954
Main span material:Steel continuous [4]
Main span design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:49,302 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Underclearances appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations (including piles) on dry land well above flood water elevations. [9]
Operating rating:38.2 tons [34.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:22.8 tons [20.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:54.0

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
November 201454.0Not deficientGoodGoodFair49302
November 201278.0Not deficientGoodGoodGood49235
201078.0Not deficient---2980
November 199879.4Not deficientGoodVery GoodVery Good41500
November 199478.0Not deficientGoodVery GoodVery Good41500
November 199278.0Not deficientGoodVery GoodVery Good42900
April 199179.0Not deficientGoodVery GoodVery Good42900