US 43 over BRANCH


+32.64975, -87.87955
32°38'59" N, 87°52'46" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 43 over BRANCH
Structure number:003205
Old structure number:000000133200860 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:21.0 ft. [6.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1948
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:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,740 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:13% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:81.3
Estimated cost of work:$432,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
June 2018Good7 out of 10374081.3
June 2016Good7 out of 10374081.3
June 2014Good7 out of 10374081.3
June 2012Good7 out of 10397081.3
June 2010Good7 out of 10400081.3
June 2008Good7 out of 10442083.3
June 2006Good7 out of 10448081.3
June 2004Good7 out of 10365059.8
June 2002Good7 out of 10414059.8
June 2000Good7 out of 10425059.8
June 1998Good7 out of 10371060.0
July 1996Good7 out of 10377059.8
July 1994Good7 out of 10337059.9
June 1992Good7 out of 10307059.9
June 1990Good8 out of 10260066.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.108010710