KY-238 over BEAR CREEK


+37.29028, -86.32667
37°17'25" N, 86°19'36" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-238 over BEAR CREEK
Structure number:031B00025N
Old structure number:031*0238*B0025 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2.4 MI WEST OF JCT KY 259
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:173.6 ft. [52.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:20.0 ft. [6.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Skew angle:15°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1963
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:4
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:237 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:78.6

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory23778.6
June 2016FairGoodGoodSatisfactory23781.0
June 2014FairGoodGoodSatisfactory31779.3
June 2012GoodGoodGoodGood33179.3
June 2010GoodVery GoodGoodGood33972.6
June 2008GoodVery GoodGoodGood32572.6
June 2006GoodVery GoodGoodGood30573.0
May 2004GoodVery GoodGoodGood29073.0
June 2000GoodVery GoodGoodGood23471.2
July 1998GoodVery GoodGoodGood23471.2
June 1996GoodGoodGoodGood23471.2
June 1994GoodGoodGoodGood33964.0
June 1992GoodGoodGoodGood33964.0
June 1990GoodGoodGoodVery Good33964.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.6946237010
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.4,1642,0822,08020
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.3,47603,47600
Reinforced Concrete Columneach60510
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.5855300
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.66524100
Pourable Jointlinear ft.62150047
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.3470329180