SR 227 over BRANCH


+34.23667, -85.96000
34°14'12" N, 85°57'36" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SR 227 over BRANCH
Structure number:008908
Old structure number:000002272500300 (from 1992 edition)
Location:3 MI N. ETOWAH CO. LINE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 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:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:380 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:96.9
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$350,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
December 2016Good7 out of 1038096.9
December 2014Good7 out of 1055096.9
December 2012Good7 out of 1061096.9
December 2010Good7 out of 1066096.9
December 2008Fair6 out of 1062096.9
December 2006Good7 out of 1063096.9
December 2004Good7 out of 1054096.9
December 2002Good7 out of 1057096.9
December 2000Good7 out of 1049999.9
December 1998Good7 out of 1048096.9
December 1996Good7 out of 1042096.9
December 1994Good7 out of 1042096.9
December 1992Good7 out of 1038096.9
August 1991Good7 out of 1043096.9