+35.95667, -83.91361
35°57'24" N, 83°54'49" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:FAU 3775 over TENNESSEE RIVER & 2 RTS.
Structure number:47L37750001
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:252.0 ft. [76.8 m]
Total length:1512.2 ft. [460.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:20.3 ft. [6.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:247.7 ft. [75.5 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1897
Year reconstructed:2004
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:7
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Truss - Deck [09]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:8,910 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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 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:67.6
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge or other major structure without deck rehabilitation or replacement [33]
Estimated cost of work:$13,855,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
June 201667.6FairVery GoodSatisfactoryVery GoodFO8910
June 201467.6FairVery GoodSatisfactoryVery GoodFO8910
June 201267.6FairVery GoodSatisfactoryVery Good-8910
June 201067.6FairVery GoodSatisfactoryVery Good-8910
June 200858.2FairVery GoodFairVery Good-8910
August 200758.2FairVery GoodFairVery Good-8910
June 200669.2GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-10880
April 200468.6GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodFO13600
June 20022.0PoorSeriousSeriousSatisfactorySD12400
July 20002.0PoorSeriousSeriousSatisfactorySD12320
July 19982.0PoorSeriousSeriousSatisfactorySD15750
July 19962.0PoorSeriousSeriousSatisfactorySD28600
February 19952.0PoorSeriousSeriousPoorSD27000
October 19932.0PoorSeriousSeriousPoorSD26200
October 19915.3PoorPoorPoorFairSD21000