FAU 8 over TN RIVER & FAU 5395


+35.05611, -85.30972
35°03'22" N, 85°18'35" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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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 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:24,740 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% 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: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: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:39.6 tons [36.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:26.7 tons [24.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:55.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$59,765,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
June 201555.0FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-24740
June 201355.4FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-24020
June 201156.8GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-21390
May 200955.8GoodGoodVery GoodGood-23400
August 200756.9GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodFO21240
April 200524.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD20680
August 200327.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD19570
March 200127.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD20020
December 200027.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD19470
March 199927.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD19020
July 199727.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD15620
July 199527.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD20440
March 199327.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD19160
April 199128.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD14250