I 59 N B L over I 65


+33.52193, -86.82609
33°31'19" N, 86°49'34" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
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

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.3,12902,9451840
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.31,215031,0311840
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.23,915023,833820
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.18,998018,99800
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1801710
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1480136120
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.3030291120
Pourable Jointlinear ft.42800296132
Movable Bearingeach4900472
Fixed Bearingeach4904900
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.8940810840