+36.76944, -85.14778
36°46'10" N, 85°08'52" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-1553 over INDIAN CREEK
Structure number:027B00021N
Old structure number:027*1553*B0021 (from 1992 edition)
Location:.05 MI NOR. OF JCT KY 639
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:12.1 ft. [3.7 m]
Total length:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
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:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:157 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:7% 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 desirable criteria [8]
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:Moderate to major deterioration or disintegration, extensive cracking and leaching or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Minor settlement or misalignment. Noticeable scouring or erosion at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have significant distortion and deflection in one section, significant corrosion or deep pitting. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:71.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
December 2017Fair5 out of 1015771.7
December 2015Fair5 out of 1015758.4
December 2013Fair5 out of 1018258.4
December 2011Fair5 out of 1017658.4
December 2009Fair5 out of 1018758.4
December 2007Fair5 out of 1017258.4
December 2005Fair5 out of 1016858.4
December 2003Fair5 out of 108166.1
December 2001Fair5 out of 108166.1
December 1999Fair5 out of 108166.1
December 1997Fair5 out of 108165.1
December 1995Fair5 out of 109572.5
December 1993Fair5 out of 109572.5
December 1991Fair5 out of 109572.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.1200100200