I59/20 over BHAM SO RR * 3RD STNO


+33.52000, -86.83333
33°31'12" N, 86°49'60" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I59/20 over BHAM SO RR * 3RD STNO
Structure number:009871
Location:.1 MI. SO. RT. INTERCHANG
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and railroad
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:71.9 ft. [21.9 m]
Total length:474.1 ft. [144.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:64.6 ft. [19.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:69.6 ft. [21.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:23.0 ft. [7.0 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1969
Year reconstructed:2003
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:7
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:78,675 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:77.1
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$7,997,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory7867577.1
March 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory7867577.2
March 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory7876578.5
March 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood8007078.4
March 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood7991078.4
March 2006FairSatisfactoryGoodGood8147578.2
March 2004FairSatisfactoryGoodGood8147578.2
March 2002FairSatisfactoryGoodGood8147578.2
March 2000FairSatisfactoryGoodGood7137579.3
March 1998FairSatisfactoryFairGood7830566.1
November 1995FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood6511081.4
December 1993FairSatisfactoryGoodGood6337080.5
November 1992GoodGoodGoodGood6174080.7

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.4,5564,4718140
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.23,68023,680000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.32,990032,8441460
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.31,094031,09400
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2602150
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.18714721190
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.3880360280
Pourable Jointlinear ft.5778307487
Movable Bearingeach770332420
Fixed Bearingeach661145100
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.948943050