US 231; SR 53 over DRAKE AVE


+34.70531, -86.58859
34°42'19" N, 86°35'19" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 231; SR 53 over DRAKE AVE
Structure number:010978
Location:1 MI S JCT US 431 * SR 53
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:95.1 ft. [29.0 m]
Total length:410.1 ft. [125.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:83.7 ft. [25.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:91.2 ft. [27.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.7 ft. [5.1 m]
Skew angle:25°
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:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:54,215 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:3% 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:61.1 tons [55.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.6 tons [33.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:93.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$9,154,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201693.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO54215
October 201493.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO54362
October 201293.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO51285
December 201093.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO49920
December 200893.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO51145
December 200695.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO46125
December 200495.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO46415
October 200294.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO45570
October 200092.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO95690
October 199891.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO89810
October 199691.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO83200
October 199491.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO74470
October 199275.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO73750