+37.52750, -86.47444
37°31'39" N, 86°28'28" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-79 over SHORT CREEK
Structure number:043B00052N
Old structure number:043*0079*B0052 (from 1992 edition)
Location:.05 MI SOU. OF JCT KY 54
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:14.1 ft. [4.3 m]
Total length:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:18.0 ft. [5.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:25.3 ft. [7.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
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:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,011 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:13% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Culvert condition:Deterioration or initial disintegration, minor chloride contamination, cracking with some leaching, or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Local minor scouring at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth curvature, non-symmetrical shape, significant corrosion or moderate pitting. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:69.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
September 2018Fair6 out of 10101169.7
September 2016Fair6 out of 1089969.8
September 2014Fair6 out of 10101669.7
September 2013Fair6 out of 1098169.7
September 2011Good7 out of 1098869.7
October 2009Good7 out of 10113069.5
October 2007Good7 out of 1096369.7
October 2005Good7 out of 1087769.8
September 2003Good7 out of 1097169.4
September 2001Good7 out of 1097169.4
October 1999Good7 out of 1097169.4
October 1997Good7 out of 1097169.4
October 1995Good7 out of 1066169.8
September 1993Good7 out of 1066162.8
September 1991Good7 out of 1066162.8

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.54441000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.5656000