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SR 53 over TENNESSEE RIVER

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Coordinates:
+34.57560, -86.56811
34°34'32" N, 86°34'05" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SR 53 over TENNESSEE RIVER
Structure number:008809
Old structure number:00000053520087A (from 1992 edition)
Location:MORGAN-MADISON CO LINE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:359.9 ft. [109.7 m]
Total length:2047.0 ft. [623.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
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:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:10,175 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:47.9 tons [43.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:60.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$15,578,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 201560.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO10175
September 201361.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO10175
October 201163.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO12048
October 200963.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO11425
November 200763.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO11700
February 200663.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO11320
February 200463.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO10880
January 200263.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO10880
November 199961.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO11200
April 199861.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair-10785
May 199661.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair-10160
April 199461.9FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair-9805
May 199261.7FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-20300
July 199061.8FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-19260

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,7332,6934000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.18,068014,4543,433181
Steel Stringerlinear ft.6,4186,413500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.31,633028,1533,163317
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.67,75303,03564,7180
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.1,9261,792101330
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.142,392042,71864,07635,598
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,7201,64263150
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.8,76304,8203,067876
Steel Gusset Plateeach1403580250
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,10501,863776466
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2244140
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.1921730190
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.98220760
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.38430243390
Joints
Open Jointlinear ft.6666000
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.9999000
Bearings
Movable Bearingeach3625740
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5760512064
Fixed Bearingeach108200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1600144016
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.4,0943,6131653160