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Rainbow Viaduct

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Rainbow Viaduct from the north

Photo taken by Chris Patriarca in December 2009

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Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Morris Avenue & the Railroad on Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard
Location
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1918; dedicated on May 19, 1919
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 962.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
21st Street Viaduct
Morris Ave & Rr Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.51367, -86.80329   (decimal degrees)
33°30'49" N, 86°48'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/518268/3708251 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Birmingham North
Inventory numbers
AL 90 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 48327 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
13,000

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2011: Added by Chris Patriarca