US 231; SR 53 over BRANCH * DRAKE AVE


+34.70531, -86.58844
34°42'19" N, 86°35'18" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 231; SR 53 over BRANCH * DRAKE AVE
Structure number:008798
Location:1 MI S JCT US431 * US231
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:7.9 ft. [2.4 m]
Total length:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1965
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]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:54,462 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Culvert condition:Deterioration or initial disintegration, minor chloride contamination, cracking with some leaching, or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Local minor scouring at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth curvature, non-symmetrical shape, significant corrosion or moderate pitting. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:56.8 tons [51.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:34.0 tons [30.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:84.4
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$5,456,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
October 201684.4Fair6 out of 10-54462
October 201484.5Fair6 out of 10-54462
October 201284.5Fair6 out of 10-51285
October 201084.5Good7 out of 10-49920
October 200884.5Good7 out of 10-51145
October 200685.0Good7 out of 10-46125
October 200485.0Good7 out of 10-46415
October 200285.0Good7 out of 10-45570
October 200083.0Good7 out of 10-95690
October 199883.0Good7 out of 10-89810
October 199683.0Good7 out of 10-83200
October 199483.0Good7 out of 10-74470
October 199280.0Good7 out of 10-73750

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.1,8721,79116650