+37.55778, -85.02889
37°33'28" 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 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:242 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:25.0 tons [22.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:15.0 tons [13.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:68.4

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
October 201668.4Fair6 out of 10-242
October 201468.4Fair6 out of 10-242
October 201268.4Fair6 out of 10-287
October 201068.4Fair6 out of 10-315
October 200868.3Fair6 out of 10-445
October 200668.3Fair6 out of 10-481
October 200468.4Fair6 out of 10-292
October 200263.6Fair6 out of 10-233
October 200063.6Fair6 out of 10-233
October 199863.6Good7 out of 10-233
October 199663.6Good7 out of 10-233
October 199466.5Good7 out of 10-329
October 199266.5Good7 out of 10-329
October 199066.5Good7 out of 10-329

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.6859360