+37.71694, -87.22861
37°43'01" N, 87°13'43" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-279 over PANTHER CREEK
Structure number:030B00126N
Old structure number:030*0279*B0126 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2.8 MI SOU. OF JCT KY 56
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:57.1 ft. [17.4 m]
Total length:184.1 ft. [56.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.3 ft. [7.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:27.9 ft. [8.5 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]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete continuous [6]
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: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:720 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:88.9

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2017GoodGoodVery GoodGood72088.9
November 2015GoodGoodVery GoodGood72088.9
November 2013GoodGoodVery GoodGood75282.9
November 2011GoodGoodVery GoodGood72988.9
November 2009GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good74888.9
November 2007GoodGoodVery GoodGood71688.9
November 2005GoodGoodVery GoodGood70188.9
November 2003GoodGoodVery GoodGood52088.9
November 2001GoodGoodVery GoodGood52088.9
November 1999GoodGoodVery GoodGood52088.9
November 1997GoodGoodVery GoodGood52088.9
November 1995GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good40287.9
November 1993GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good40287.9
November 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good40287.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.736736000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.5,1131,0384,000750
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.5605510
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.5656000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.5656000
Elastomeric Bearingeach1616000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.408404400