I 59 N B L over I 65


+33.52193, -86.82609
33°31'19" N, 86°49'34" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:I 59 N B L over I 65
Structure number:009873
Old structure number:00000I593702370 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway overpass (third level) over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:69.9 ft. [21.3 m]
Total length:446.9 ft. [136.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:50.5 ft. [15.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:53.5 ft. [16.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
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: July 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:135,990 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:9% 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:87.5 tons [79.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:52.4 tons [47.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:83.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$5,822,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
July 201583.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-135990
August 201383.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-135990
August 201180.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-157530
August 200980.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-160140
August 200783.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-159820
August 200583.0FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory-162360
July 200383.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-162950
February 200383.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-162950
February 200183.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-72940
February 199983.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-69885
September 199683.0FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-65115
July 199484.0FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-61740
November 199283.0GoodGoodGoodGood-61740
March 199083.0FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-60435