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Old McCool's Creek Bridge

Map 

Description 

This is the original location of the span that was moved into Carrollton in 2013 August. The dimensions are approximate. The page documenting the second location of the structure: http://bridgehunter.com/ky/carroll/bh57717/

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over McCool's Creek on Old alignment of U.S. 42
Location
Carroll County, Kentucky
Status
Abandoned until 2013 August when it was relocated for pedestrian service.
Future prospects
Moved to Point Park in Carrollton
History
Built in 1869, abandonded when Hwy42 alignment changed, prior to 1942
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71512, -85.10501   (decimal degrees)
38°42'54" N, 85°06'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/664753/4286868 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vevay South
Inventory number
BH 57729 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2013: Updated by Fmiser: Added reference to the second location
  • August 22, 2013: Added by Fmiser

Sources 

  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old McCool's Creek Bridge
Posted August 23, 2013, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I agree bill. Gives me hope for finding more diamonds like this hidden over the creeks of the midwest.

Old McCool's Creek Bridge
Posted August 23, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger

Awesome! Now I don't feel so bad about missing it. I'd never have found that. ;-)

Old McCool's Creek Bridge
Posted August 22, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this the best way to document where this bridge was originally?

I found an 1884 county map,

http://www.kentonlibrary.org/genealogy/pdf/carroll.pdf

and with that as a guide, I found the bridge on Googleearth.

38.715119, -85.105010.

But this is the same bridge - but a different location. I think we need a new item in the "related bridge" menu - for a moved span. The current location is in this listing

http://bridgehunter.com/ky/carroll/bh57717/

Any ideas for a better way to document a relocated bridge?