FAU 8 over TN RIVER & FAU 5395


+35.05655, -85.30960
35°03'24" N, 85°18'35" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FAU 8 over TN RIVER & FAU 5395
Structure number:33SR0080007
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:358.9 ft. [109.4 m]
Total length:2000.1 ft. [609.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:56.1 ft. [17.1 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:98.4 ft. [30.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1917
Year reconstructed:2007
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, posting recommended but not legally implemented [B]
Average daily traffic:17,840 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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]
Sufficiency rating:30.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$59,765,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2017PoorGoodGoodPoor1784030.5
June 2015FairGoodGoodSatisfactory2474055.0
June 2013FairGoodGoodSatisfactory2402055.4
June 2011GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good2139056.8
May 2009GoodGoodVery GoodGood2340055.8
August 2007GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good2124056.9
April 2005PoorPoorPoorPoor2068024.5
August 2003PoorPoorPoorPoor1957027.5
March 2001PoorPoorPoorPoor2002027.5
December 2000PoorPoorPoorPoor1947027.5
March 1999PoorPoorPoorPoor1902027.5
July 1997PoorPoorPoorPoor1562027.5
July 1995PoorPoorPoorPoor2044027.5
March 1993PoorPoorPoorPoor1916027.5
April 1991PoorPoorPoorPoor1425028.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.1,7241,724000
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,9552,955000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.94,94894,948000
Steel Trusslinear ft.620620000
Reinforced Concrete Archlinear ft.349349000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,3751,375000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach3636000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.490490000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.140140000
Open Grid Decksq. ft.5,1705,170000
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.11,76011,760000
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.840840000
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.7070000
Enclosed/Concealed Bearingeach3636000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.4,0003,90001000