US 231 over BRANCH


+34.75345, -86.59579
34°45'12" N, 86°35'45" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 231 over BRANCH
Structure number:011048
Old structure number:000000014502390 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2.5 MI N JCT US 231* 431
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:23.0 ft. [7.0 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
Year reconstructed:1974
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:36,640 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:97.8 tons [88.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:84.4 tons [76.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:83.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,075,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
November 201683.0Good7 out of 10-36640
November 201483.0Good7 out of 10-66791
November 201283.0Good7 out of 10-63010
November 201083.0Good7 out of 10-61330
November 200885.0Good7 out of 10-62840
November 200685.0Good7 out of 10-61840
November 200463.5Good7 out of 10-60510
November 200263.5Good7 out of 10-60470
October 200058.5Good7 out of 10-44678
October 199858.7Good7 out of 10-42960
October 199658.5Good7 out of 10-43220
October 199458.5Good7 out of 10-39140
October 199259.5Good7 out of 10-42350
August 199165.6Good7 out of 10-43060