Rating:
2 votes

Plum Creek Court Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James McCray in January 2013

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BH Photo #246373

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Plum Creek on Plum Creek Court
Location
Bullitt County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.10837, -85.43790   (decimal degrees)
38°06'30" N, 85°26'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/636949/4218991 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterford
Inventory number
BH 55160 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bullitt County, Kentucky (19)
Kentucky (1,242)
Open (37,981)
Pony truss (15,443)
Truss (30,595)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2013: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Plum Creek Ct. Bridge
Posted January 9, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one looks like a mongrel that was made from some spare parts that were laying around the county highway department yard.

Plum Creek Ct. Bridge
Posted January 9, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This one is odd and the other one next drive over (http://bridgehunter.com/ky/bullitt/bh55161/) is equally odd. I suppose there's a story behind these two spans and how they got here.

Plum Creek Ct. Bridge
Posted January 9, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Very unusual bridge I have never seen anything quite like this before (which is saying something). Its a pony truss, but the configuration is sporadic. I wonder if this was originally even a bridge, or if it was once longer than what we see. I think there is more to this story than just a relocated bridge.

Plum Creek Ct. Bridge
Posted January 8, 2013, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is an interesting bridge: Its certainly old and has been relocated. One can see in the pictures, especially photo 5, that the bridge's original supports have been cut off. Anyway, wanting to know what kind of bridge this is, can it be considered a pony truss? And if so, what kind?