I26 over NFA A055 & HIGGINS CR


+36.07828, -82.49753
36°04'42" N, 82°29'51" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I26 over NFA A055 & HIGGINS CR
Structure number:86I00260055
Location:10.12 MI FROM NC/TN ST LN
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Rural) [01]
Length of largest span:78.1 ft. [23.8 m]
Total length:235.9 ft. [71.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:84.6 ft. [25.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Skew angle:47°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1994
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
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 Precast Panels [2]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: January 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:8,310 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:15% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:87.6

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
January 2017FairGoodSatisfactoryGood831087.6
February 2015FairGoodSatisfactoryGood912087.4
February 2013FairGoodSatisfactoryGood896089.7
February 2011FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1227088.9
February 2009FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1088089.3
March 2007FairGoodSatisfactoryGood945089.6
March 2005FairGoodSatisfactoryVery Good807090.0
March 2003FairGoodSatisfactoryVery Good889089.8

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,3602,3402000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.21,28521,2553000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.19,86619,866000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach88000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1911672400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.180180000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.8683030
Elastomeric Bearingeach4040000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.710710000