+34.73501, -86.64397
34°44'06" N, 86°38'38" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:US 72; SR 2 over SPARKMAN DRIVE
Structure number:010264
Old structure number:00000002450084B (from 1992 edition)
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:39.0 ft. [11.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.7 ft. [13.0 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:Good
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:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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:97.8 tons [88.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:60.9 tons [55.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:69.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$2,310,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 201669.5GoodGoodGoodGoodFO43010
September 201472.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO23313
September 201272.1GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22408
December 201072.3GoodGoodGoodGoodFO21140
December 200872.3GoodGoodGoodGoodFO21295
December 200674.2GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22010
December 200474.1GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22320
November 200274.2GoodGoodGoodGoodFO21480
November 200071.6GoodGoodGoodGoodFO26265
November 199871.7GoodGoodGoodGoodFO25430
November 199670.9GoodGoodGoodGoodFO24450
November 199474.6GoodGoodGoodGoodFO23845
November 199274.4GoodGoodGoodGoodFO25700
March 199174.0GoodGoodGoodGoodFO20230