I 59/20 over BRANCH


+33.50000, -86.86667
33°30'00" N, 86°52'00" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I 59/20 over BRANCH
Structure number:008974
Old structure number:00000I593702020 (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.1 MI NO JCT AL 269
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1966
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: September 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:97,900 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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: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:97.8 tons [88.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:97.8 tons [88.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:68.9
Estimated cost of work:$2,794,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
September 201568.9Fair6 out of 10-97900
September 201368.9Fair6 out of 10-97900
October 201168.9Good7 out of 10-97190
September 200968.5Good7 out of 10-101190
August 200771.5Good7 out of 10-100990
August 200570.9Good7 out of 10-106450
July 200371.1Good7 out of 10-104290
July 200171.1Good7 out of 10-104290
August 199971.2Good7 out of 10-103440
September 199771.9Good7 out of 10-97520
August 199574.3Fair6 out of 10-95100
September 199374.8Fair6 out of 10-90060
September 199175.3Fair6 out of 10-84700

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.624462149130