FAU 131 over BRANCH


+36.05556, -83.98722
36°03'20" N, 83°59'14" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FAU 131 over BRANCH
Structure number:47SR1310007
Location:1 MI NE OF I75
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:13.8 ft. [4.2 m]
Total length:30.2 ft. [9.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.9 ft. [13.7 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1960
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:23,270 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:49.5 tons [45.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:31.7 tons [28.8 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:80.8

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
February 201680.8Good7 out of 10-23270
February 201483.0Good7 out of 10-22560
February 201283.0Fair6 out of 10-23340
March 201083.0Fair6 out of 10-20420
April 200883.0Fair6 out of 10-19820
March 200683.0Fair6 out of 10-20210
March 200483.0Fair6 out of 10-18320
December 200183.0Fair6 out of 10-17890
January 200083.0Fair6 out of 10-19560
February 199880.0Fair6 out of 10-20600
September 199580.0Fair6 out of 10-20600
October 199480.0Fair6 out of 10-20400