I59/20 over BHAM SO RR * 3RD STNO


+33.52054, -86.83121
33°31'14" N, 86°49'52" 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:25.6 ft. [7.8 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]
Operating rating:55.1 tons [50.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:32.9 tons [29.9 metric tons]
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

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201677.1FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO78675
March 201477.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO78675
March 201278.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-78765
March 201078.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-80070
March 200878.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-79910
March 200678.2FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO81475
March 200478.2FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO81475
March 200278.2FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO81475
March 200079.3FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO71375
March 199866.1FairSatisfactoryFairGoodFO78305
November 199581.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO65110
December 199380.5FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO63370
November 199280.7GoodGoodGoodGoodFO61740

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
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