SR 255 over US 72; SR 2


+34.74193, -86.66989
34°44'31" N, 86°40'12" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SR 255 over US 72; SR 2
Structure number:009811
Location:JCT US 72 * SR 255
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:78.1 ft. [23.8 m]
Total length:283.2 ft. [86.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:45.3 ft. [13.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.7 ft. [5.1 m]
Skew angle:19°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1968
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:4
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:14,040 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:40.4 tons [36.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:24.2 tons [22.0 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:63.1
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$3,263,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201663.1FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO14040
October 201463.1FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO13710
October 201263.1FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO13178
October 201065.1FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO12370
October 200865.1FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO12675
October 200667.1GoodGoodGoodGoodFO16947
October 200479.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO11795
October 200279.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO10995
October 200077.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO24500
October 199877.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO24100
October 199675.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO10665
October 199474.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO10675
October 199275.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO8260

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,6981,6861200
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.13,01812,66835000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach99000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.134134000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.129129000
Compression Jointlinear ft.9400940
Movable Bearingeach24120120
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.54420012
Fixed Bearingeach66000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1414000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.5665471900