+37.24889, -86.36111
37°14'56" N, 86°21'40" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-70 over BEAR CREEK
Structure number:031B00008N
Old structure number:031*0070*B0008 (from 1992 edition)
Location:.35 MI EAST OF JCT KY 187
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:220.5 ft. [67.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:22.0 ft. [6.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1933
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:5
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Low slump Concrete [4]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,263 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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 corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:62.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018PoorPoorFairSatisfactory126362.4
June 2016PoorPoorFairSatisfactory115763.7
June 2014FairFairFairGood115765.8
June 2012GoodGoodGoodGood159077.4
June 2010GoodGoodVery GoodGood153077.6
June 2008GoodGoodVery GoodGood149077.7
June 2006GoodGoodVery GoodGood141080.2
May 2004GoodGoodVery GoodGood152680.1
June 2000GoodGoodVery GoodGood123280.3
July 1998GoodGoodVery GoodGood123280.3
August 1996GoodGoodVery GoodGood123280.3
July 1994GoodGoodVery GoodGood91281.9
June 1992GoodGoodVery GoodGood91278.9
June 1990FairSatisfactoryVery GoodVery Good91278.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,3231,27526220
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.5,2923,2921,0001,0000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.4,8574,03182600
Reinforced Concrete Columneach82600
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.5446800
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.138974100
Pourable Jointlinear ft.8888000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.44132112000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,20502,20500