+34.73517, -86.64397
34°44'07" N, 86°38'38" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 72; SR 2 over SPARKMAN DRIVE
Structure number:010263
Location:1 MI W JCT US72 * SR 53
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:109.9 ft. [33.5 m]
Total length:205.1 ft. [62.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:51.2 ft. [15.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:54.8 ft. [16.7 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:17.1 ft. [5.2 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1970
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span 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: September 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:43,010 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:92.4 tons [84.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:55.3 tons [50.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:71.6
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$2,970,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 201671.6FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO43010
September 201474.1FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO23313
September 201274.2GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22408
December 201074.4GoodGoodGoodGoodFO21140
December 200874.4GoodGoodGoodGoodFO21295
December 200676.3GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22010
December 200476.2GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22320
November 200275.3FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO21480
November 200072.7FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO26265
November 199872.8FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO25430
November 199673.0FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO24450
November 199474.6FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO23845
November 199274.4FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO25700