+35.89250, -83.95306
35°53'33" N, 83°57'11" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FAP 115 RL over KNOBS CREEK
Structure number:47SR1150003
Location:1.4 MI N. OF BLOUNT CO. L
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:53.2 ft. [16.2 m]
Total length:162.4 ft. [49.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:28.2 ft. [8.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:34.5 ft. [10.5 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete continuous [6]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:51,560 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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 corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:45.5 tons [41.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:27.7 tons [25.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:64.7
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge or other major structure without deck rehabilitation or replacement [33]
Estimated cost of work:$587,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201664.7FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO51560
February 201465.3FairFairGoodGoodFO47010
February 201265.5FairFairGoodGoodFO46130
March 201072.9FairFairGoodGoodFO41270
April 200874.3FairFairGoodGoodFO46520
March 200674.1FairFairGoodGoodFO48060
February 200474.7FairFairGoodGoodFO42940
November 200175.5FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO45850
December 199975.7FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO44030
April 199875.3FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO47510
October 199576.3FairSatisfactoryGoodGoodFO48960
May 199476.6FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryFO45820
February 199276.5FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryFO46890
February 199076.5FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryFO46890

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.648648000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.5,5085,44850100
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.4,5364,536000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach22000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.6866200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.6868000
Elastomeric Bearingeach2424000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.324032400