+33.54864, -86.78052
33°32'55" N, 86°46'50" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:AL 79 over VILLAGE CK
Structure number:010986
Location:.08 MI NO. I-59/20
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:74.2 ft. [22.6 m]
Total length:74.2 ft. [22.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:124.0 ft. [37.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:144.0 ft. [43.9 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]
Main span material:Steel continuous [4]
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: June 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:50,640 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:62.8 tons [57.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:38.0 tons [34.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:92.1
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$3,345,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
June 201592.1FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-50640
June 201392.1FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-50640
June 201190.1FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-51160
June 200989.9FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-53140
June 200789.7FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-54900
June 200589.9FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-53150
June 200389.7FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-54900
June 200190.7FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-54900
June 199991.2FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-51170
May 199791.2FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-51170
May 199592.2FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-51260
May 199391.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryVery Good-47340
March 199189.0GoodGoodGoodVery Good-52100

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,7041,704000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.16,14616,146000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.10,670010,660100
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.1,77801,77800
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.3363063000
Open Jointlinear ft.288002880
Movable Bearingeach4646000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.148140800
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.148145300