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North Fork Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151162

Map 

Description 

Oldest Pratt through truss in Kentucky and one of two in the state built by the Smith Bridge Company.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork of Licking River on Kentucky State Route 539
Location
Milford, Bracken County, Kentucky
Status
Bridge has been replaced.
History
Built 1883 by the Smith Bridge Company; Replaced 1983
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Single-lane Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 115.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
KY 539 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.58083, -84.16624   (decimal degrees)
38°34'51" N, 84°09'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/746844/4274071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Claysville
Inventory number
BH 43810 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge has been replaced.
  • February 23, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • December 30, 2009: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge replaced

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • HAER KY-2 - North Fork Bridge, Spanning North Fork of Licking River, Milford vicinity, Bracken, KY