+35.89250, -83.95306
35°53'33" N, 83°57'11" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:FAP 115 LL over KNOBS CREEK
Structure number:47SR1150004
Location:1.4 MI N. OF BLOUNT CO. L
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:53.2 ft. [16.2 m]
Total length:159.5 ft. [48.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:28.2 ft. [8.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:34.1 ft. [10.4 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1936
Year reconstructed:1962
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:51,560 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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 corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:52.5 tons [47.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:31.7 tons [28.8 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:70.2
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$677,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
February 201670.2Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory51560
February 201470.8Functionally obsoleteFairGoodGood47010
February 201270.9Functionally obsoleteFairGoodGood46130
March 201071.4Functionally obsoleteFairGoodGood41270
April 200872.7Functionally obsoleteFairGoodGood46520
March 200672.5Functionally obsoleteFairGoodGood48060
February 200473.2Functionally obsoleteFairGoodGood42940
November 200173.9Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryGoodGood45850
December 199974.1Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood44030
April 199873.7Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood47510
October 199568.2Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood48960
May 199468.5Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood45820
February 199268.4Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood46890
February 199068.4Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood46890