KY-281 over ELK CREEK


+37.36755, -87.47038
37°22'03" N, 87°28'13" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-281 over ELK CREEK
Structure number:054B00202N
Old structure number:054*0281*B0202 (from 1992 edition)
Location:N @ JCT CR 5101
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:22.6 ft. [6.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1975
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Main span material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main span design:Box beam or girders - Multiple [05]
Deck type:Concrete Precast Panels [2]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,160 [as of 2010]
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 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:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Operating rating:60.8 tons [55.3 metric tons]
Inventory rating:38.0 tons [34.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:65.6

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
May 201565.6FairGoodGoodFairFO3160
May 201366.0FairGoodGoodFairFO2267
May 201165.6FairGoodGoodFairFO3160
May 200965.8FairGoodGoodFairFO2690
June 200748.9PoorVery GoodGoodPoorSD3370
May 200548.1PoorVery GoodGoodPoorSD4732
May 200376.7FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3534
May 200176.7FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3534
May 199976.7FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3534
May 199776.8FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryFO3251
May 199596.0FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory-90
May 199396.0FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory-90
May 199196.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-90

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Prestressed Concrete Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.256256000
Prestressed Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.772772000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.729729000
Timber Columneach55000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.5505500
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.64343000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.315031500