M.L.K. JR. DRIVE over I-285


+33.75357, -84.49536
33°45'13" N, 84°29'43" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:M.L.K. JR. DRIVE over I-285
Structure number:000000012100830
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:82.0 ft. [25.0 m]
Total length:233.9 ft. [71.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:51.8 ft. [15.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:62.0 ft. [18.9 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1964
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18+Mod / HS 20+Mod [6]
Number of main spans:4
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 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:21,060 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:3% 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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:33.7 tons [30.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:19.8 tons [18.0 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:49.3

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201549.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO21060
March 201349.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO21060
March 201150.1GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22830
April 200950.1GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22830
May 200750.6GoodGoodGoodGoodFO20840
June 200550.2GoodGoodGoodGoodFO22200
June 200373.3GoodGoodGoodGoodFO25900
April 200173.7GoodGoodGoodGoodFO23900
May 199972.2GoodGoodGoodGoodFO26000
October 199672.7GoodGoodVery GoodGoodFO23400
October 199472.6GoodGoodVery GoodGoodFO22390
July 199272.6FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO22390
July 199073.9FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO20719

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,1062,106000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,521015,52100
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.14,508014,50800
Reinforced Concrete Columneach99000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.124122200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.186186000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.248248000
Movable Bearingeach3636000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3603600
Fixed Bearingeach3636000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3603600
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.468468000