US 78 over ABES CK


+33.54852, -86.62270
33°32'55" N, 86°37'22" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 78 over ABES CK
Structure number:004769
Location:.5 MI.W. CAHABA RIVER
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1954
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:8,800 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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:Moderate to major deterioration or disintegration, extensive cracking and leaching or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Minor settlement or misalignment. Noticeable scouring or erosion at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have significant distortion and deflection in one section, significant corrosion or deep pitting. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:97.8 tons [88.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:97.8 tons [88.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:68.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge or other major structure without deck rehabilitation or replacement [33]
Estimated cost of work:$2,406,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
November 201668.0Fair5 out of 10-8800
December 201468.0Fair5 out of 10-8800
December 201269.1Fair5 out of 10-5600
December 201069.3Fair5 out of 10-5090
December 200869.1Fair5 out of 10-5530
December 200672.0Fair5 out of 10-5940
December 200472.2Fair5 out of 10-5350
January 200372.4Fair5 out of 10-4850
January 200164.2Fair5 out of 10-29100
March 199971.0Fair5 out of 10-7304
February 199771.3Fair5 out of 10-6750
February 199570.3Fair5 out of 10-6150
February 199378.8Fair6 out of 10-6000