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US 31 NBL over ALABAMA RIVER

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Coordinates:
+32.41045, -86.40761
32°24'38" N, 86°24'27" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:US 31 NBL over ALABAMA RIVER
Structure number:005089
Old structure number:00000003510250B (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.6 MI S OF ELMORE CO LIN
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:220.2 ft. [67.1 m]
Total length:2311.1 ft. [704.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:60.0 ft. [18.3 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:4
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:10,450 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 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 corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Operating rating:52.4 tons [47.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:31.4 tons [28.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:64.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$17,002,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 201664.9FairFairFairFairFO10450
September 201467.5FairFairFairFairFO10450
September 201267.3FairFairFairFairFO11260
September 201066.4FairFairFairFairFO10995
August 200866.4FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO11185
March 200667.6FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO9555
September 200367.5FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO10200
January 200268.5FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO10200
November 199966.4FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO10885
September 199866.4FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO10885
August 199666.6FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO9690
September 199565.9FairSatisfactoryFairGoodFO9690
March 199466.0FairSatisfactoryFairGoodFO8945
March 199277.1GoodGoodGoodGoodFO9045