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Yellow Creek Park Bridge

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Overview

The Yellow Creek Park Bridge is a restored and relocated bridge that is now being used as a pedestrian bridge over Yellow Creek on the Yellow Creek Park's nature trail.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Yellow Creek on a nature/hiking trail in the Yellow Creek Park in Thruston
Location
Thruston, Daviess County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Originally built in 1897 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. over South Fork Panther Creek in Owensboro on KY 762, but later restored and relocated to Yellow Creek Park in Thruston, KY.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Kentucky Route 762 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.79190, -87.03398   (decimal degrees)
37°47'31" N, 87°02'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/497008/4182726 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Owensboro East
Inventory number
BH 36653 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 27, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • July 29, 2008: Updated by James McCray: updated gps coordinates
  • May 28, 2008: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER KY-8 - Kentucky Route 762 Bridge, Spanning South Fork of Panther Creek, Owensboro vicinity, Daviess County, KY
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net