+37.52444, -86.52444
37°31'28" N, 86°31'28" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-54 over SHORT CREEK
Structure number:043B00044N
Old structure number:043*0054*B0044 (from 1992 edition)
Location:3 MI W OF JCT KY 79
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:131.9 ft. [40.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1947
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
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:Low slump Concrete [4]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:590 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Sufficiency rating:84.8

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2018FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory59084.8
September 2016FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory59084.8
September 2014FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory75084.8
September 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory62785.8
September 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory90979.7
October 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory89179.7
October 2007FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory82279.8
October 2005GoodGoodGoodGood88879.7
October 2003GoodGoodGoodGood77079.8
September 2001GoodGoodVery GoodGood77079.8
October 1999GoodGoodGoodGood77079.8
October 1997GoodGoodVery GoodGood77079.8
October 1995GoodGoodVery GoodGood60084.8
October 1993GoodGoodVery GoodGood60084.8
September 1991GoodGoodVery GoodGood60084.8

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.528052800
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.3,56403,56400
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.3,168003,1680
Reinforced Concrete Columneach62400
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.6460400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.75551280
Pourable Jointlinear ft.7800078
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.164016400