+33.43200, -86.71333
33°25'55" N, 86°42'48" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 280 over CAHABA RIVER
Structure number:015300
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:80.1 ft. [24.4 m]
Total length:407.2 ft. [124.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
Year reconstructed:1991
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:38,675 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:13% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:47.5 tons [43.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:28.5 tons [25.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:68.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$4,397,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201668.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO38675
March 201468.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO38675
March 201268.7FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO37730
March 201068.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO41470
February 200868.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO39470
January 200668.9FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO35860
February 200474.9FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO33610
February 200274.9FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO33610
February 200076.9FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-34945
February 199877.4FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-31140
November 199578.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-28740
October 199366.1FairFairFairGood-25335
February 199175.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-20875