+33.62114, -86.80170
33°37'16" N, 86°48'06" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 31 over BLACK CREEK
Structure number:005081
Old structure number:00000003370204A (from 1992 edition)
Location:US 31 * BLACK CREEK
Purpose:Carries highway over railroad and waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:240.2 ft. [73.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
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:6
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: October 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:8,490 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:2% 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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Underclearances appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:24.0 tons [21.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:17.8 tons [16.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:43.6
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,078,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201543.6FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO8490
October 201343.6FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO8490
October 201143.5FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO8635
October 200943.5FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO8665
September 200743.7FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO8225
August 200543.6FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO8530
July 200343.7FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO8230
June 200144.7FairGoodFairGoodFO8230
June 199945.1FairGoodFairGoodFO7600
April 199745.1FairGoodFairGoodFO7415
April 199553.7GoodGoodGoodGoodFO7030
April 199349.8PoorGoodPoorGoodSD6735
January 199365.2FairGoodFairGoodFO6735
December 199063.3FairGoodFairGoodFO5990