I 59 RAMP TO AL79 over AL 79


+33.54758, -86.77973
33°32'51" N, 86°46'47" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I 59 RAMP TO AL79 over AL 79
Structure number:010864
Location:I 59 * AL 79
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:90.9 ft. [27.7 m]
Total length:170.0 ft. [51.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:45.3 ft. [13.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:46.6 ft. [14.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:17.1 ft. [5.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1973
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:2
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:15,379 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:59.6 tons [54.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:37.0 tons [33.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:95.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$2,180,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
November 201595.5FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory-15379
November 201395.5FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory-15379
November 201193.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-15219
November 200994.5FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-15471
November 200794.5FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-15440
November 200596.5FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-15582
January 200496.5FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-15512
February 200296.5FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-15512
March 200095.3GoodGoodGoodGood-7000
March 199895.4GoodGoodGoodGood-6500
January 199695.5GoodGoodGoodGood-6500
March 199494.6GoodGoodGoodGood-5000
November 199195.7GoodGoodGoodVery Good-4000

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,1891,189000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.11,84011,840000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.7,91707,91700
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.4,0774,077000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach32010
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1170105120
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.4504230
Compression Jointlinear ft.9300093
Movable Bearingeach1401301
Fixed Bearingeach70700
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.340340000