Selph Landing Bridge is a narrow 23 ft long single-span concrete slab / steel girder structure built in 1961 that serves both residential and commercial (farm equipment & truck) traffic. This structure was recently (April 2017) load restricted for AASHTO trucks & Special Hauling Vehicles (4 to 7 axles) due to concrete deck having numerous spalls with rusting reinforcing bar exposed on the underside (soffit). Also, there is a County road intersection (Richview Road) located near the southwest corner of the structure that is hard to negotiate with a truck without hitting the steel guardrail that is attached to the bridge.
Franklin County was recently awarded $290,460 in FHWA Bridge grant funds for the replacement of Selph Landing Bridge #906-8.79.
This project would replace the existing structure with a 50ft wide steel multi-plate arch structure that would meet AASHTO & SHV truck legal load requirements and provide a larger turning radius for trucks at Richview Road intersection.