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M.L. KING BRIDGE over MISS R, RR

Map

Coordinates:
+38.63081, -90.17848
38°37'51" N, 90°10'43" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:M.L. KING BRIDGE over MISS R, RR
Structure number:082600100000000
Old structure number:000082600118172 (from 1992 edition)
Location:E ST LOUIS
Purpose:Carries highway over highway, waterway, and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:963.0 ft. [293.5 m]
Total length:4012.3 ft. [1222.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:43.6 ft. [13.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:55.1 ft. [16.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1950
Year reconstructed:1988
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:29,000 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:26.4 tons [24.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:15.7 tons [14.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:7.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$13,800,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 20167.0PoorSatisfactorySeriousFairSD29000
November 20157.0PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoorSD29000
September 20146.0PoorFairSeriousPoorSD29000
September 20136.0PoorFairSeriousPoorSD29000
September 201210.9PoorFairPoorPoorSD29000
September 201141.7PoorFairPoorPoorSD29000
September 200955.1FairSatisfactoryFairFairFO29000
August 200754.4FairSatisfactoryFairFairFO37500
August 200554.4FairGoodFairFairFO37500
March 200454.8FairGoodFairFairFO31800
September 200342.5PoorGoodFairPoor-31800
October 200243.0PoorVery GoodSatisfactoryPoor-27400
September 200143.0PoorVery GoodSatisfactoryPoorSD27400
October 199943.1PoorVery GoodSatisfactoryPoorSD27100
October 199843.1PoorVery GoodSatisfactoryPoorSD27100
June 199666.8GoodVery GoodGoodGood-25200
January 199665.4GoodGoodGoodGood-28100
May 199465.4GoodVery GoodGoodGood-28100
February 199465.4GoodVery GoodGoodGood-28100
October 199166.1GoodVery GoodGoodExcellent-22000
October 199064.1GoodVery GoodVery GoodExcellent-22000

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.18,29416,9901,280240
Steel Stringerlinear ft.5,7784,5101,26710
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.140,779121,12618,9826710
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.7,7046,81089130
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.2,8862,667194250
Steel Pin or Pin & Hangar Assemblyeach44000
Steel Gusset Plateeach6446128519
Substructure
Steel Columneach1441311021
Reinforced Concrete Columneach144144000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.283276520
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.102871500
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.3,0523,0034900
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.370360550
Deck
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.31,02631,026000
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.516516000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.301301000
Compression Jointlinear ft.344344000
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.2001168400
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach4949000
Movable Bearingeach19412446222
Fixed Bearingeach1053843186
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.3,8103,66914100
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.8,2218,1507100