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North Fork Kentucky River KY 3193 Bridge


North Fork Kentucky River KY 3193 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in November 2010


BH Photo #186017

Street View 


Through truss bridge over North Fork of Kentucky River on KY 3193
Breathitt County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built ca.1890; may have been rehabilitated in 1956
- Ohio & Kentucky Railway
Whipple through truss
Length of largest span: 187.9 ft.
Total length: 321.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.59278, -83.42278   (decimal degrees)
37°35'34" N, 83°25'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/286099/4163394 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
KY 013-B00044N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18728 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Ohio & Kentucky Railway", "Rail-to-road", "Railroad"
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.


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  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com


North Fork Kentucky River KY 3193 Bridge
Posted April 3, 2013, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

A FYI, this bridge was part of the Ohio and Kentucky Railway. The line from O&K Junction 1.37 miles from Jackson to Cannel City was constructed in 1910-1911 and abandoned in 1933.

I did a bit of history of the line at http://www.abandonedonline.net/railroads/ohio-and-kentucky-r....

North Fork Kentucky River KY 3193 Bridge
Posted May 14, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not sure why there is a 1956 build date given here. This is obviously a Whipple truss that dates to no later than the 1890's, and it appears to sit on it's original cut stone abutments which would rule out relocation.

Perhaps this date refers to a rehabilitation, or when the current approach spans were added.