HWY 53, Sparkman over BROGLAN BRANCH


+34.75570, -86.63967
34°45'21" N, 86°38'23" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:HWY 53, Sparkman over BROGLAN BRANCH
Structure number:009652
Old structure number:0000001745M0290 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:37.1 ft. [11.3 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1968
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:18,400 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
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]
Operating rating:76.1 tons [69.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:45.7 tons [41.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:82.9
Estimated cost of work:$5,367,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
July 201682.9Good7 out of 10-18400
July 201479.9Good7 out of 10-18400
July 201279.9Good7 out of 10-18400
July 201079.9Fair6 out of 10-18400
July 200857.5Fair6 out of 10-18400
October 200657.7Fair6 out of 10-17100
October 200456.3Fair6 out of 10-25890
November 200256.3Good7 out of 10-25890
January 200156.3Good7 out of 10-25890
December 199856.5Good7 out of 10-25865
November 199656.3Good7 out of 10-25850
December 199457.1Good7 out of 10-25775
February 199357.2Good7 out of 10-25700
December 199064.6Good7 out of 10-25600