+36.80278, -87.93667
36°48'10" N, 87°56'12" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US-68 over HOPSON CREEK
Structure number:111B00021N
Old structure number:111*0068*B0021 (from 1992 edition)
Location:.55 MI WEST OF JCT KY 148
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:99.1 ft. [30.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:34.5 ft. [10.5 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1964
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Low slump Concrete [4]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,494 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Sufficiency rating:82.0
Estimated cost of work:$533,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory449482.0
June 2016FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory391482.0
June 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory391483.0
June 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory343082.0
June 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory346082.0
June 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory363082.0
July 2006GoodGoodGoodGood362083.0
June 2004GoodGoodGoodGood377865.8
July 2000GoodGoodGoodGood312765.8
June 1998GoodGoodGoodGood312765.8
June 1996GoodGoodGoodGood312764.8
June 1994GoodGoodVery GoodGood233372.4
June 1992GoodGoodVery GoodGood233367.4
June 1990FairSatisfactoryVery GoodVery Good233367.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.594059400
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.3,4133,27890450
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.2,76802,5682000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1401400
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.9009000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.6806800
Pourable Jointlinear ft.7407400
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.198198000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.990990000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.198019800
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.198198000