+37.40596, -86.51081
37°24'21" N, 86°30'39" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-79 over BUCK CREEK
Structure number:043B00024N
Old structure number:043*0079*B0024 (from 1992 edition)
Location:.70 MI S.W. OF W KY PW NT
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:14.1 ft. [4.3 m]
Total length:44.9 ft. [13.7 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1939
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,303 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:59.8 tons [54.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:43.9 tons [39.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:94.7

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
September 201694.7Good7 out of 10-1303
September 201464.9Good7 out of 10-1385
September 201364.9Good7 out of 10-1387
September 201165.0Good7 out of 10-1320
October 200965.6Good7 out of 10-1100
October 200765.2Fair6 out of 10-1240
October 200565.4Fair6 out of 10-1159
September 200371.3Fair6 out of 10-1655
September 200171.3Fair6 out of 10-1655
October 199971.3Fair6 out of 10-1655
October 199771.3Fair6 out of 10-1655
October 199580.1Fair6 out of 10-1177
October 199380.1Fair6 out of 10-1177
September 199180.1Fair6 out of 10-1177