I 59 RAMP A TO 79 over RAMP C


+33.54917, -86.77841
33°32'57" N, 86°46'42" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I 59 RAMP A TO 79 over RAMP C
Structure number:010866
Location:I 59 * AL 79
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:77.1 ft. [23.5 m]
Total length:161.1 ft. [49.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:39.0 ft. [11.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:41.0 ft. [12.5 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:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:14,040 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:83.4 tons [75.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:49.9 tons [45.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:93.6
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,833,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201693.6FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-14040
February 201492.6FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-14040
February 201292.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-14109
February 201092.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-14342
February 200892.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-14313
February 200693.6FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-13892
March 200492.6FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-13892
March 200292.6FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-13608
April 200091.4FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-5500
March 199890.4GoodVery GoodGoodGood-5500
January 199687.5GoodVery GoodGoodGoodFO5500
March 199488.5GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodFO5500
November 199188.6GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodFO5000

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.966961410
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.9,5639,563000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.6,6016,5534530
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.5,1525,152000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach65100
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.130126400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.78661110
Pourable Jointlinear ft.164000164
Movable Bearingeach1815102
Fixed Bearingeach1801161
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.322316600