US 78 over SOU * L * N RR


+33.52663, -86.85034
33°31'36" N, 86°51'01" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 78 over SOU * L * N RR
Structure number:001393
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:73.2 ft. [22.3 m]
Total length:355.0 ft. [108.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:53.2 ft. [16.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:21.3 ft. [6.5 m]
Skew angle:40°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1936
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: January 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:45,700 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:52.8 tons [48.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:31.8 tons [28.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:48.9
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$4,692,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
January 201648.9FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO45700
January 201449.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO45700
January 201250.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO44990
August 200950.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO47110
August 200750.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO47830
August 200550.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO46020
August 200350.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO50700
August 200150.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO50700
September 199951.0FairSatisfactoryFairFairFO51230
October 199751.0FairSatisfactoryFairFairFO51230
August 199542.9FairSatisfactoryFairFairFO48840
September 199342.9FairGoodFairFairFO48840
February 199347.9GoodGoodGoodGoodFO48840

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,48502,465200
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.18,85114,1384,71300
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.15,62015,26803520
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2402400
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.138013800
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.308030440
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.478000478
Elastomeric Bearingeach70284200
Movable Bearingeach1400140
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,860002,8600
Fixed Bearingeach1401400
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.71006422048