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Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bridge

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Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bowstring Bridge

Notice the Railroad Tunnel in the background

Photo by Brian McKee on September 6, 2009

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Facts 

Overview
Bowstring Pony truss bridge over Turtle Creek on Long Stretch Road
Location
Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky
Status
Bridge was relocated to Henderson County, KY
History
Built ca. 1880, possibly relocated here ca. 1920
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (likely fabricator)
Design
Bowstring Iron Pony truss with concrete floor
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.76861, -84.02361   (decimal degrees)
38°46'07" N, 84°01'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/758593/4295307 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Felicity
Inventory numbers
KY 012-C00003N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18725 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
98

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2017: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge was relocated to Henderson County, Kentucky for use in a park
  • September 12, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee: Added photos and information

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Bill Eichelberger

Comments 

Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bridge
Posted July 13, 2017, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Excellent!

Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bridge
Posted July 13, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Awesome!

Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bridge
Posted July 13, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bridge
Posted July 13, 2016, by Anonymous

This bridge has been relocated (May 2016) to Sandy Lee Watkins Park, Henderson, KY. It is currently in the process of being installed as an addition to the walking trail.

Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bridge
Posted June 28, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is moving to Sandy Lee Watkins Community Park, in Henderson County where it will span a canal between two lakes. http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/new-life-for-long...

Augusta/ Turtle Creek Bridge
Posted November 20, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This little span was likely moved here in 1920, as it appears to be a Wrought Iron Bridge Co. product of the 1870's.