+33.43200, -86.71333
33°25'55" N, 86°42'48" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:OLD U.S. 280 over CAHABA RIVER
Structure number:000311
Location:OLD 280 * CAHABA RIVER
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
Total length:325.1 ft. [99.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.6 ft. [8.1 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1925
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:6,000 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:44.0 tons [40.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:26.3 tons [23.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:57.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$2,127,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
December 201657.9FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO6000
December 201469.1FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO6000
December 201269.1FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO6000
December 201069.1FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO6000
December 200869.1FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO6000
May 200644.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySD5000
December 200433.6FairFairFairSatisfactorySD5000
September 200233.6FairFairFairSatisfactorySD5000
August 200033.6FairFairFairSatisfactorySD5000
November 199823.0PoorFairPoorSatisfactorySD2000
September 199623.0PoorFairSeriousSatisfactorySD2000
October 199423.0PoorFairSeriousSatisfactorySD2000
September 199223.0PoorSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactorySD2000