FAU 3546 over TN RIVER, A231, & A267


+35.06083, -85.30167
35°03'39" N, 85°18'06" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FAU 3546 over TN RIVER, A231, & A267
Structure number:33035460001
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:420.0 ft. [128.0 m]
Total length:2618.2 ft. [798.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:90.9 ft. [27.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:92.9 ft. [28.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1984
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Precast Panels [2]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:19,270 [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:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:48.5 tons [44.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.6 tons [32.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:93.2

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201793.2FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO19270
June 201593.2FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO19270
June 201393.4FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO17820
June 201191.0GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodFO20270
July 200990.6FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO22840
June 200789.9FairGoodSatisfactoryGoodFO27910
June 200595.4FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-18180
July 200394.6FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-24240
July 200194.7FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-23490
June 199993.3FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-26220
July 199794.0FairGoodSatisfactoryGood-20880
June 199593.1GoodGoodGoodGood-25850
March 199393.5GoodGoodGoodGood-23000
March 199195.9GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good-20710

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Prestressed Concrete Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.6,8495,4791,37000
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.9,3008,37093000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.7,4407,440000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.241,881169,31772,56400
Prestressed Concrete Decksq. ft.165,528140,69924,82900
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.764764000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.6816671400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,1141,0585600
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.1908548570
Elastomeric Bearingeach8989000
Movable Bearingeach1010000
Enclosed/Concealed Bearingeach1919000
Fixed Bearingeach2020000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.5,2422,8832,35900