Rating:
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Little Sandy River Bridge

Photos 

Eastern Kentucky Railroad

http://abandonedonline.net/2014/04/22/eastern-kentucky-railw...

http://abandonedonline.net/2014/04/22/eastern-kentucky-railway/

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BH Photo #348967

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Little Sandy River on an old alignment of KY 1/a former railroad
Location
Carter County, Kentucky
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1880
Builder
- B&O Mount Clare Shops of Baltimore, Maryland
Railroads
- Eastern Kentucky Railroad (EK)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.23246, -82.90536   (decimal degrees)
38°13'57" N, 82°54'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/333236/4233323 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Willard
Inventory number
BH 71016 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • February 15, 2016: Updated by Luke: Further refined builder
  • February 14, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added build date and text from casting
  • February 14, 2016: Added by James McCray

Sources 

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

Comments 

Little Sandy River Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wow!

Little Sandy River Bridge
Posted February 15, 2016, by Luke

Art, according to this book I found in Googe Books, there were previous shops for the manufacture of iron for bridge superstructures: https://books.google.com/books?id=JjrCWPwvHzIC&pg=PA363&dq=b...

Little Sandy River Bridge
Posted February 15, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

According to Wikipedia, Mt. Clare built a bridge fabrication shop in 1882, the 1880 date on the bridge therefore generates questions: were they building bridges in the locomotive shop prior to 1882.

Would Bollman still have been involved with Mount Clare in 1880, even in an oversight role, or he solely with Patapsco at this point in time?

Regards,

Art S.

Little Sandy River Bridge
Posted February 15, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wow, this is an incredible bridge, with cast iron details!