+37.12245, -88.62686
37°07'21" N, 88°37'37" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 45 over OHIO RIVER
Structure number:064990100000000
Old structure number:000064990115064 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:711.0 ft. [216.7 m]
Total length:5387.4 ft. [1642.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:20.3 ft. [6.2 m]
Owner:Private (other than railroad) [26]
Year built:1929
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:10
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:4,900 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:44.2
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$21,759,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2017FairFairFairFair490044.2
April 2012FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory430044.9
March 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory405050.0
March 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory425049.3
April 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory425049.3
September 1996FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory560047.8
August 1995FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory470048.8
March 1993FairGoodGoodSatisfactory460050.0
March 1991FairGoodGoodSatisfactory445051.0