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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
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

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