+37.26861, -85.88528
37°16'07" N, 85°53'07" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US-31W over GREEN RIVER
Structure number:050B00004N
Location:.5 MI SE OF JCT KY 357
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:200.1 ft. [61.0 m]
Total length:1467.9 ft. [447.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:31.2 ft. [9.5 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1938
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:8
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Deck [09]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,129 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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 desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:58.5
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$6,892,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2017FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory912958.5
December 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory912971.3
August 2015FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory912971.3
December 2014FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory977670.7
August 2013FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory956970.9
December 2011FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory954070.9
December 2009FairGoodFairSatisfactory1040057.0
January 2008PoorGoodPoorSatisfactory899038.2
December 2005FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood857972.7

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,5191,0843241110
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.13,31012,0371,198075
Steel Stringerlinear ft.6,2706,16412940
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.30,34030,3050035
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.45,75040,8974,1307230
Steel Trusslinear ft.2,5081,887715500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.113,90085,70425,0002,846350
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.2,2201,364627940
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,91015,517318075
Steel Gusset Plateeach2301391846
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,22010,1254,87075150
Steel Columneach40040
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.50643005125
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2251340
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.9282550
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.62100520
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.556556000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.29716944840
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.60263040
Compression Jointlinear ft.2703522870
Movable Bearingeach30101640
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1602412853
Fixed Bearingeach34171610
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1842215345
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.2,9442,78715520