+37.30250, -86.43278
37°18'09" N, 86°25'58" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:KY-238 over BIG REEDY CREEK
Structure number:031B00027N
Old structure number:031*0238*B0027 (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.5 MI W JCT KY 185
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:73.2 ft. [22.3 m]
Total length:117.1 ft. [35.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:22.0 ft. [6.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:23.6 ft. [7.2 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1985
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18+Mod / HS 20+Mod [6]
Main span material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main span design:Box beam or girders - Multiple [05]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:77 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Scour condition:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Sufficiency rating:72.9

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairFairFairSatisfactory7772.9
June 2016FairFairFairSatisfactory8878.3
April 2015FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory8879.3
June 2014FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory8879.3
June 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryVery Good9299.0
June 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryVery Good8799.0
June 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryVery Good9699.0
June 2006GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good4999.0
May 2004GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good11990.5
June 2000GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good4999.0
June 1998GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good4999.0
June 1996GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good4999.0
June 1994GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good11089.2
June 1992GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good11089.2
June 1990GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good11089.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.702526105710
Prestressed Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.2,7502,61313700
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.2,5742,574000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.3130100
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.4740700
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.3131000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.234234000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,1701,170000