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Town Creek Bridge

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Description 

Narrow concrete bridge not particularly notable save for being constructed in 1898; if the 1981 rehabilitation did not include complete replacement, this apparently ties it for the oldest bridge still open to traffic in the state.

Facts 

Overview
Beam bridge over Town Creek on Chavies Road
Location
Rainsville, De Kalb County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement in the near future due to load and roadway width concerns
History
Built 1898; rehabilitated 1981
Design
Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.3 ft.
Total length: 266.7 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.47415, -85.81420   (decimal degrees)
34°28'27" N, 85°48'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/608896/3815368 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chavies
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
615
Inventory numbers
AL 19009 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 60698 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 10, 2014: Updated by Zachary S: Slated for replacement
  • April 18, 2014: Added by Zachary S

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