+37.55806, -85.02889
37°33'29" N, 85°01'44" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-243 over WARDS BRANCH
Structure number:011B00029N
Old structure number:011*0243*B0029 (from 1992 edition)
Location:.07 MI W OF JCT KY 1856
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:21.0 ft. [6.4 m]
Total length:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1952
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:261 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Culvert condition:Deterioration or initial disintegration, minor chloride contamination, cracking with some leaching, or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Local minor scouring at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth curvature, non-symmetrical shape, significant corrosion or moderate pitting. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Sufficiency rating:81.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
October 2018Fair6 out of 1026181.7
October 2016Fair6 out of 1024268.4
October 2014Fair6 out of 1024268.4
October 2012Fair6 out of 1028768.4
October 2010Fair6 out of 1031568.4
October 2008Fair6 out of 1044568.3
October 2006Fair6 out of 1048168.3
October 2004Fair6 out of 1029268.4
October 2002Fair6 out of 1023363.6
October 2000Fair6 out of 1023363.6
October 1998Good7 out of 1023363.6
October 1996Good7 out of 1023363.6
October 1994Good7 out of 1032966.5
October 1992Good7 out of 1032966.5
October 1990Good7 out of 1032966.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.6858460