SR 255 over BRANCH


+34.73559, -86.67001
34°44'08" N, 86°40'12" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:SR 255 over BRANCH
Structure number:009810
Old structure number:000002554500200 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2 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:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:53,484 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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: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:60.8 tons [55.3 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:$1,984,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
June 201670.0Good7 out of 10-53484
August 201470.0Good7 out of 10-51427
August 201270.0Good7 out of 10-49449
August 201070.0Good7 out of 10-46650
August 200870.0Good7 out of 10-47800
August 200659.2Good7 out of 10-45390
August 200459.2Good7 out of 10-43130
August 200259.2Good7 out of 10-36150
August 200059.2Good7 out of 10-35150
September 199859.2Good7 out of 10-29850
September 199658.9Good7 out of 10-22560
September 199458.9Good7 out of 10-21350
September 199261.1Good7 out of 10-16520
July 199167.3Good7 out of 10-20340