Rating:
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Sparkman Street Bridge

Photos 

The east face, rail and deck

Sparkman Street appears to have once carried US 31 across this bridge. Today, it carries local traffic. Relocated US 31 is a block west, I-65 is about a mile to the east.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2007

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BH Photo #109705

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Shoal Creek on Sparkman Street in Hartselle
Location
Morgan County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Span length: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.42742, -86.92922   (decimal degrees)
34°25'39" N, 86°55'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/506503/3809551 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartselle
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
2,123
Inventory numbers
AL 95 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10176 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Alabama (902)
Arch (11,473)
Built 1915 (1,168)
Built during 1910s (9,198)
Deck arch (10,723)
Have street view (25,180)
Morgan County, Alabama (17)
NR-eligible (4,030)
Open (38,319)
Open-spandrel arch (706)
Owned by city (4,889)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,208)
Structurally deficient (16,406)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,955)
US 31 (54)

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2012: Updated by Ben Tate: fixed coordinates
  • March 6, 2012: Updated by James McCray: Added category "US 31"
  • March 1, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 26, 2008: New photo from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com