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Old KY 1 Bridge


East River Rd Bridge Grayson KY

Photo taken by Cory Claxon in April 2016


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The bridge originally was for KY Rte 1 prior to around 1951. When US 60 was realigned, the bridge was abandoned. It did hold a water line at one time. US 60 used to turn at Prichard School and go northeast along what is now Robert & Mary, past East Carter Middle School and thence toward Stinson. When they realigned US 60, it extended down past the Chevy dealership and what is now the Raider Mart, and out and over the hills to Stinson. Since there was a new connection to KY 1, this bridge was closed. No identifying placards or marks can be found easily.


Abandoned truss bridge over Little Sandy River on Rt. 1
Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky
Former KY Rt. 1 bridge, abandoned when U.S. 60 realigned through the area.
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.32938, -82.93727   (decimal degrees)
38°19'46" N, 82°56'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/330668/4244136 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 72044 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,538)
Carter County, Kentucky (24)
Grayson, Kentucky (3)
Kentucky (1,302)
Pony truss (16,031)
Pratt pony truss (3,584)
Pratt truss (9,131)
Truss (32,300)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2016: Added by Cory Claxon



Old KY 1 Bridge
Posted October 4, 2019, by Robert Laughlin (laughlin [dot] robert [at] gmail [dot] com)

John Marvig:

This was not a railroad crossing. For one, the trusses are too light. Two, this bridge replaced a covered bridge circa 1900.

Old KY 1 Bridge
Posted June 21, 2018, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge maybe is from the same vintage at this one:


Being as these are in the same county as those three bridges being demolished, I worry that these two bridges are also at risk. These two are highly significant bridges and should be preserved.

Old KY 1 Bridge
Posted June 21, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This quite possibly is an early 1880s railroad pony truss, converted to road use