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North Fork Kentucky River KY 3193 Bridge

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North Fork Kentucky River KY 3193 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in November 2010

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BH Photo #186017

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Overview
Through truss bridge over North Fork of Kentucky River on KY 3193
Location
Breathitt County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca.1890; may have been rehabilitated in 1956
Railroad
- Ohio & Kentucky Railway
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
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:
Jackson
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
305
Inventory numbers
KY 013-B00044N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18728 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55 (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.

Sources 

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

Comments 

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.