Last inspection on I-85 bridge that collapsed given good marks

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WATCH: Atlanta I-85 Fire Causes Bridge Collapse

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As officials continue to investigate what caused the massive fire and eventual bridge collapse along Interstate 85, we're looking into the structural history of that bridge.

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The bridge over Piedmont Road was built in 1953 and was last reconstructed in 1985, according to the Federal Highway Administration's national bridge inspection database.

The bridge received a "sufficiency rating" of 94.6 on a scale of 1 to 100 in its most recent inspection, which was in 2015, the data showed.

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Its deck was rated as very good, while its superstructure and substructures were rated good.

GDOT's online data puts about 243,000 vehicles a day going over the stretch of I-85 a little bit south of there, in a 2015 measurement.

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