+34.71486, -86.64341
34°42'54" N, 86°38'36" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SPARKMAN DRIVE over I-565
Structure number:015319
Location:1.6 MI E JCT SR255 * I565
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:98.1 ft. [29.9 m]
Total length:195.9 ft. [59.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:104.0 ft. [31.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:116.5 ft. [35.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:17.7 ft. [5.4 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built: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:2
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete continuous [6]
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 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,235 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:47.9 tons [43.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:98.0
Estimated cost of work:$6,159,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201598.0GoodGoodGoodGood-7235
October 201398.0GoodGoodGoodGood-6699
October 201198.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-6699
October 200998.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-5775
October 200799.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-5775
October 200599.0GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-5775
October 200399.0GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-5250
September 200198.0GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-5250
September 199996.0GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-5000
August 199797.0GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-2500
August 199597.0GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-2500
August 199397.0GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-1000
December 199196.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-1000