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US 431 Panther Creek Bridge

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US 431 Panther Creek Bridge

Messenger-Inquirer: May 20 1938

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BH Photo #443270

Map 

Description 

Was originally built with a wooden deck. In 1923 the bridge was rebolted and a concrete deck was installed. Destroyed by collision in 1938. A temporary bridge was constructed followed by a modern concrete bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Panther Creek
Location
Petit, Daviess County, Kentucky
Status
Collapsed. Replaced by new bridge in 1942.
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 135.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.68916, -87.13250   (decimal degrees)
37°41'21" N, 87°07'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/488317/4171335 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84379 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1903 (526)
Built during 1900s (6,799)
Collapsed (322)
Daviess County, Kentucky (30)
Kentucky (1,250)
Lost (22,265)
Lost 1938 (55)
Lost during 1930s (479)
Owned by state (15,131)
Petit, Kentucky (1)
Through truss (14,045)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,672)
Truss (31,235)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 3, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com