+36.98972, -88.22083
36°59'23" N, 88°13'15" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-453 over BARKLEY CANAL
Structure number:072B00020N
Old structure number:072*0453*B0020 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:359.9 ft. [109.7 m]
Total length:811.1 ft. [247.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:25.9 ft. [7.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:39.4 ft. [12.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1964
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:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,311 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:47.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory131147.4
September 2015FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory131147.4
September 2013FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory103440.6
September 2011FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory134037.8
November 2009FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory122038.9
March 2008FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory145036.8
February 2006FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory148536.5
February 2004FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory127247.4
March 2000FairSatisfactoryGoodGood127247.4
January 1998FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood127247.4
January 1996FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood158848.5
March 1994FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood158840.2
March 1992FairSatisfactoryGoodGood158840.2
January 1990FairSatisfactoryGoodGood158840.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,62201,62200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.53,60053,600000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.1,62201,62200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,40010,400000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.25,012025,01200
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.21,08621,086000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.943094300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,20015,200000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach40400
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.134013400
Compression Jointlinear ft.3131000
Open Jointlinear ft.5805800
Movable Bearingeach60600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5454000
Fixed Bearingeach20200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1818000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.1,62201,62200
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.1,4421,442000