US 78 over I59


+33.52111, -86.84943
33°31'16" N, 86°50'58" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 78 over I59
Structure number:009050
Old structure number:000000043702010 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:82.0 ft. [25.0 m]
Total length:332.0 ft. [101.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:71.9 ft. [21.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:82.0 ft. [25.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
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:5
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:20,400 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:47.9 tons [43.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:76.0
Estimated cost of work:$6,830,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
June 201576.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-20400
June 201376.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-20400
June 201176.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-19970
June 200976.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-26270
June 200777.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-22210
June 200577.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-24980
June 200378.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-21630
June 200181.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-21630
July 199981.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-20440
July 199790.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-20440
May 199591.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-19320
December 199388.0FairFairSatisfactoryVery Good-18470
January 199188.0FairFairSatisfactoryVery Good-49880

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.3,98403,98103
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.27,224027,21950
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2015500
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.190019000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.296293300
Compression Jointlinear ft.246000246
Movable Bearingeach60043017
Fixed Bearingeach2402400
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.664664000