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R. H. Wharton Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in November 2011

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BH Photo #220324

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Rigid frame bridge over AL 149 (Lakeshore Drive) on US 31
Location
Homewood, Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1942
Design
Concrete rigid-frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 139.1 ft.
Deck width: 50.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
US 31 Bridge
R. H. "Bob" Wharton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.46841, -86.77772   (decimal degrees)
33°28'06" N, 86°46'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/520654/3703239 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Birmingham South
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
30,220
Inventory numbers
AL 2648 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 48329 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2012: Updated by James McCray: Added category "US 31"
  • November 21, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Fixed type to rigid frame
  • November 15, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This is a Rigid-Frame
  • November 15, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • March 2, 2011: Added by Chris Patriarca

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Chris P.
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com