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Little Sandy River KY 7 Bridge

Facts 

Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Little Sandy River on KY 7
Location
Elliott County, Kentucky
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1936; replaced 2004
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 161.0 ft.
Total length: 377.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Inventory number
BH 18761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1936 (1,061)
Built during 1930s (10,922)
Elliott County, Kentucky (2)
Functionally obsolete (7,632)
KY 7 (4)
Kentucky (1,240)
Lost (20,710)
Lost 2004 (473)
Lost during 2000s (3,826)
Owned by state (14,600)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,903)
Through truss (13,570)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,793)
Truss (30,515)

Comments 

Little Sandy River KY 7 Bridge
Posted May 27, 2009, by Ralph (Mayse)

This bridge is notable for two reasons, not only do my aunt & uncle live a few hundred feet from the site of the old bridge, but I also lost a cousin there in 1977, he was driving southbound in his coaltruck when a spring broke and the truck slammed into the side of one of the trusses(it was a 2-truss bridge), he died at the scene, died very terribly and was only 30-31 y/o at the time. I am glad this bridge has been replaced and I do not miss it, the bridge and the old roadway were hazardous. As for the new bridge and road they're right in front of my aunt & uncle's house, as for why that's another story.