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Little Sandy River EL&BS Railroad Bridge 2

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Little Sandy River EL&BS RR Bridge 2

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2010

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BH Photo #167435

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Sandy River on alignment of former Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad (now Old Fultz Road)
Location
Carter County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1873 by the EL&BS Railroad; converted to use as a vehiclular bridge following railroad abandonment
Railroad
- Elizabethtown, Lexington & Big Sandy Railroad (EL&BS)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.8 ft.
Total length: 161.1 ft.
Deck width: 7.9 ft.
Also called
Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.28944, -82.95750   (decimal degrees)
38°17'22" N, 82°57'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/328806/4239742 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grayson
Inventory numbers
KY 022-C00052N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 45475 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
100

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 27, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • June 10, 2010: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Little Sandy River EL&BS Railroad Bridge 2
Posted May 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I don't know if there is support for rail trails in Kentucky, but I do know that based on my experience in West Virginia there seems to be a lot of people there who support them. These trails have been a pretty good boon to West Virginia from what I understand.

If this road in Kentucky were to become a trail it would certainly be a local attraction. If people want to support it might become a nice asset for the area.

Little Sandy River EL&BS Railroad Bridge 2
Posted May 17, 2017, by M Cox (trock859[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Closed to all traffic. Deck rotting away.