KY-259 over BEAR CREEK


+37.42672, -86.27904
37°25'36" N, 86°16'45" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-259 over BEAR CREEK
Structure number:043B00011N
Old structure number:043*0259*B0011 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2.8 MI SOU. OF WEST KY PW
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:44.9 ft. [13.7 m]
Total length:288.1 ft. [87.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:21.0 ft. [6.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1935
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:6
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: October 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,335 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 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 replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:78.9 tons [71.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:42.9 tons [39.0 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:65.6
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$900,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201565.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO3335
October 201365.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO3475
October 201165.6FairSatisfactoryGoodFairFO3320
September 200965.6FairSatisfactoryGoodFairFO3120
October 200776.9FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3120
September 200577.0FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO2836
September 200376.9FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3101
September 200174.9FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3101
October 199974.9FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3101
October 199774.9FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3101
October 199575.2FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO2151
September 199375.2FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO2151
September 199175.2FairGoodGoodSatisfactoryFO2151

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,4451,4301500
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.7,20007,20000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.6,04806,04800
Reinforced Concrete Columneach109100
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.52040120
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1305167120
Pourable Jointlinear ft.120000120
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.5784918700