+38.39889, -85.17611
38°23'56" N, 85°10'34" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY 55 over TOWN CREEK
Structure number:052B00024N
Old structure number:052*0055*B0024 (from 1992 edition)
Location:1.1 MI S OF JCT US 421
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:25.6 ft. [7.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:28.5 ft. [8.7 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1936
Year reconstructed:1993
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:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:5,158 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Sufficiency rating:67.1
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$299,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2017FairFairFairFair515867.1
July 2015FairFairFairFair515867.1
July 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory534879.4
July 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair512068.2
October 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair480068.3
January 2008FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory496079.5
October 2005FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory444579.7
August 2003FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory435879.7
July 2001FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory435877.7
July 1999FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory435877.7
July 1997FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory435877.7
July 1995FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory465077.7
July 1993PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory342467.2
July 1991PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory342471.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.33028139100
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.1,89001,872180
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.3327420
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.115104830
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.8008000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.3328500
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.132488400