+36.71250, -87.09917
36°42'45" N, 87°05'57" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US-79 over ELK FORK CREEK
Structure number:110B00012N
Old structure number:110*0079*B0012 (from 1992 edition)
Location:1.0 MI S. OF JCT KY 102
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:170.9 ft. [52.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:23.6 ft. [7.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1931
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:4
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:3,104 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:19% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:63.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2018FairSatisfactoryFairFair310463.7
March 2016FairGoodGoodSatisfactory294175.9
March 2014FairGoodGoodSatisfactory294175.9
March 2012FairGoodGoodSatisfactory355075.5
March 2010FairGoodGoodSatisfactory349075.5
March 2008GoodGoodGoodGood344075.6
March 2006GoodGoodGoodGood342775.6
March 2004GoodGoodGoodGood259976.0
April 2002GoodGoodGoodGood259974.0
March 1998GoodGoodGoodGood259974.0
April 1996GoodGoodGoodGood155776.7
March 1994GoodGoodGoodGood144874.1
March 1992GoodGoodGoodGood144874.1
March 1990GoodGoodGoodGood144874.1

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.855844920
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.4,6183,4631,15230
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.4,0243,0181,00600
Reinforced Concrete Columneach66000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.753821160
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1481351210
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.932625420
Pourable Jointlinear ft.8508410
Movable Bearingeach100082
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.50040010
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.2420207350