+37.04972, -85.61722
37°02'59" N, 85°37'02" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-543 over SULPHUR CREEK
Structure number:085B00027N
Old structure number:085*0543*B0027 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2.66 MI E OF JCT W/KY1243
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Total length:57.1 ft. [17.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:20.3 ft. [6.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:22.6 ft. [6.9 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1950
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:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:223 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
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:68.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
July 2018Fair6 out of 1022368.7
July 2016Good7 out of 1022368.7
July 2014Good7 out of 1021668.7
July 2012Good7 out of 1019868.7
July 2010Good7 out of 1016868.7
July 2008Good7 out of 1019568.7
June 2006Good7 out of 1024184.2
July 2004Good7 out of 1020184.2
July 2000Good7 out of 1013483.9
July 1998Good7 out of 1013483.9
July 1996Good7 out of 1013483.9
July 1994Good7 out of 1011480.1
July 1992Good7 out of 1011482.5
July 1990Good7 out of 1011483.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.99791280
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.110110000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.11000