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Pipeline Bridge



Photo taken by Panoramio user JBTHEMILKER

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BH Photo #337973


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Pit on Pipeline
Boyd County, Kentucky
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.49894, -82.67197   (decimal degrees)
38°29'56" N, 82°40'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/354201/4262500 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 69315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Boyd County, Kentucky (11)
Have street view (26,931)
Kentucky (1,325)
Open (39,882)
Owned privately (1,721)
Pipeline (42)
Through truss (15,052)
Truss (32,771)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2016: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 23, 2015: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Pipeline Bridge
Posted March 30, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I didn't see the bucket on the satellite imagery.That's why i thought what it was.

Pipeline Bridge
Posted March 28, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Here are a variety of photos I took of the various ore conveyors on the Indiana Harbor Canal (former Inland Steel works). These photos show a few different configurations, including fixed trusses and even trusses with a bascule component to raise and lower the end over the water. They ride along the canal's edge on a rail system. Large bucket scoops move perpendicular to the rail system, suspended from the trusses by a movable cable system. They are capable of unloading freighters, stockpiling materials in piles, and later transferring materials to the mills.

Although perhaps a better fit for landmarkhunter.com, I can guarantee that these structures are of far more interest to historians than the neighborhood modern prefab ConTech bridge, so I encourage anyone who knows of such structures to go ahead and photograph them even if the final destination is landmarkhunter.com vs bridgehunter.

Pipeline Bridge
Posted March 28, 2016, by Royce Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is a beautiful example of a preserved steel mill loading crane in Bethlehem, PA. Thank you for conformation guys. This is what I thought it was


Pipeline Bridge
Posted March 28, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I assume its a conveyor/crane system used to load/unload coal for the power plant.

Some of the old steel mills have beautiful riveted steel ore conveyors that have very strong bridge-like characteristics. US Steel Garyworks, steel mills along the Indiana Harbor Canal, steel works at Cleveland, all come to mind. Some even have an end that acts like a bascule.

Pipeline Bridge
Posted March 28, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This may be a wild guess Royce but it could be a watering system to keep the coal dust down.I agree it is not a bridge but one on a set of tracks that it rides on.Probably steel wheels.If i am wrong,i stand corrected.

Pipeline Bridge
Posted March 27, 2016, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am not sure this is a bridge. Might be some type of crane. Appears to be mounted on tracks with no approaches that I see. Can someone else take a look