The US Army Corps of Engineers built and operated a Lock and Dam system on the Green River and Barren River in Kentucky. The primary function of this system was for transport of Kentucky Western Coal from the mines to the Ohio River system. The Green River was navigable to Brownsville KY, just downstream from Mammoth Cave National Park; the Barren River was navigable to Bowling Green KY
College Street Bridge
(Warren County, Kentucky)First bridge built 1839. Bridge burned during Civil War in 1862 by Confederate Soldiers. Second bridge built in 1864. Present bridge replaced second bridge in 1915 but original (first bridge) main span pier remains in use to this day.Pratt through truss bridge over Barren River on College StreetOpen to pedestrians
CSX - Barren River Bridge
(Warren County, Kentucky)The first bridge erected on this site in 1839. Was burned by soldiers Feb 14, 1862. Rebuilt in 1864, and again burned Feb 12, 1915.Through truss bridge over Barren River on the CSX RailroadOpen to traffic
Old Richardsville Road Bridge
(Warren County, Kentucky)Built 1889Three span Bowstring Arch Truss bridge over Barren River on Old Richardsville Road in Bowling GreenOpen to traffic.