US 78 over SOU * L * N RR


+33.53375, -86.86003
33°32'01" N, 86°51'36" 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:19.7 ft. [6.0 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: February 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:45,700 [as of 2018]
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]
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:$4,684,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
February 2018FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4570048.9
January 2016FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4570048.9
January 2014FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4570049.0
January 2012FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4499050.0
August 2009FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4711050.0
August 2007FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4783050.0
August 2005FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4602050.0
August 2003FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory5070050.0
August 2001FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory5070050.0
September 1999FairSatisfactoryFairFair5123051.0
October 1997FairSatisfactoryFairFair5123051.0
August 1995FairSatisfactoryFairFair4884042.9
September 1993FairGoodFairFair4884042.9
February 1993GoodGoodGoodGood4884047.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,48502,465200
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.18,85114,1384,71300
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.15,62015,26803520
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2418600
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1381003800
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.3082644040
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.478000478
Elastomeric Bearingeach70224800
Movable Bearingeach1400140
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,860002,8600
Fixed Bearingeach1401400
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.710166582016