SR 255 over BRANCH


+34.72320, -86.67050
34°43'24" N, 86°40'14" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:SR 255 over BRANCH
Structure number:009809
Old structure number:000002554500110 (from 1992 edition)
Location:1.1 MI N JCT I-565
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:12.1 ft. [3.7 m]
Total length:49.9 ft. [15.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1968
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:57,766 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
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:97.8 tons [88.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:72.4 tons [65.8 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:70.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,041,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
July 201670.0Good7 out of 10-57766
July 201470.0Good7 out of 10-55544
July 201270.0Good7 out of 10-52400
July 201070.0Good7 out of 10-48780
July 200870.0Good7 out of 10-49980
July 200659.2Good7 out of 10-48080
July 200459.2Good7 out of 10-45640
July 200259.2Good7 out of 10-43170
July 200059.2Good7 out of 10-36450
July 199859.2Good7 out of 10-36250
July 199658.9Good7 out of 10-22560
July 199458.9Good7 out of 10-21350
August 199261.1Good7 out of 10-16520
July 199167.3Good7 out of 10-20340