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East Fork Clarks River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P.

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BH Photo #234789

Map 

Street View 

History 

Written by Garrett Herndon

This bridge is locally known as the "Rattling Bridge". A person on geocaching.com says this about the bridge: "This is part of the original bridge that went across Highway 94. Then it had an old wooden bottom, so whenever cars traveled across it of course it made a rattling sound. When they built the new bridges on highway 94 they floated this one down Clarks River to where it now rest, and also replaced the old wooden bottom with a concrete bottom."

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over East Fork Clarks River on Old Salem Road (CR 1224) in Murray
Location
Calloway County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Relocated here c. 1984
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.60611, -88.29028   (decimal degrees)
36°36'22" N, 88°17'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/384603/4051953 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Murray
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
386
Inventory numbers
KY 018-C00105N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Calloway County, Kentucky (7)
Have street view (24,829)
Kentucky (1,243)
Open (38,163)
Owned by county (19,556)
Pony truss (15,470)
Pratt pony truss (3,326)
Pratt truss (8,415)
Riveted (2,008)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,096)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,274)
Truss (30,756)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2018: Essay added by Garrett Herndon
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • July 8, 2012: New photos from J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

East Fork Clarks River Bridge
Posted November 14, 2018, by vhsbetamax

The bridge currently on KY 94 that goes over Clarks River was built in 1983 (according to inspection data). So, using this info and my comment below, we can infer that this bridge was relocated here in 1984.

East Fork Clarks River Bridge
Posted November 13, 2018, by vhsbetamax (garrettherndon24 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is locally called the "Rattling Bridge". In addition, a person on geocaching.com (there is a geocache on this bridge) says this about the bridge: "This is part of the original bridge that went across Highway 94. Then it had an old wooden bottom, so whenever cars traveled across it of course it made a rattling sound. When they built the new bridges on highway 94 they floated this one down Clarks River to where it now rest, and also replaced the old wooden bottom with a concrete bottom."

East Fork Clarks River Bridge
Posted July 8, 2012, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe this bridge was either rehabbed in 1985 or moved here in 1985.