I59 over 3RD AVE NO * 63RD ST


+33.54954, -86.74684
33°32'58" N, 86°44'49" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I59 over 3RD AVE NO * 63RD ST
Structure number:011092
Old structure number:00000I59370294B (from 1992 edition)
Location:I59 * 63RD ST
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:99.4 ft. [30.3 m]
Total length:266.4 ft. [81.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:63.3 ft. [19.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:65.0 ft. [19.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Skew angle:48°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1974
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 continuous [4]
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: March 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:38,900 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:42.9 tons [39.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:31.1 tons [28.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:78.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$4,473,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201678.9FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-38900
March 201478.9FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-38900
March 201278.9FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-39165
March 201090.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-40780
March 200890.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-40700
March 200690.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-38080
March 200490.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-37485
March 200293.4FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-37485
April 200093.5GoodGoodGoodGood-36810
March 199893.8GoodGoodGoodGood-33785
February 199694.4GoodGoodGoodGood-33785
March 199494.2GoodGoodGoodGood-36980
November 199195.2FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good-24125

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,3991,615761230
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.18,299017,5070792
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.17,32312,9184,2151900
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.14,39114,391000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1210200
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1781344130
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.127124210
Compression Jointlinear ft.130000130
Movable Bearingeach2700720
Fixed Bearingeach90009
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.5335092400