+35.95667, -83.91361
35°57'24" N, 83°54'49" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:FAU 3775 over TENNESSEE RIVER & 2 RTS.
Structure number:47L37750001
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:252.0 ft. [76.8 m]
Total length:1512.2 ft. [460.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:20.3 ft. [6.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:247.7 ft. [75.5 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1897
Year reconstructed:2004
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:7
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Truss - Deck [09]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:8,910 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
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]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:67.6
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge or other major structure without deck rehabilitation or replacement [33]
Estimated cost of work:$13,855,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
June 201467.6Functionally obsoleteVery GoodSatisfactoryVery Good8910
June 201267.6Not deficientVery GoodSatisfactoryVery Good8910
June 201067.6Not deficientVery GoodSatisfactoryVery Good8910
June 200858.2Not deficientVery GoodFairVery Good8910
August 200758.2Not deficientVery GoodFairVery Good8910
June 200669.2Not deficientVery GoodGoodVery Good10880
April 200468.6Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodVery Good13600
June 20022.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousSatisfactory12400
July 20002.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousSatisfactory12320
July 19982.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousSatisfactory15750
July 19962.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousSatisfactory28600
February 19952.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousPoor27000
October 19932.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousPoor26200
October 19915.3Structurally deficientPoorPoorFair21000