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Little Sandy River Old KY 7 Bridge


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in June 2010


BH Photo #168517


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Little Sandy River on KY 7
Elliott County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1930
Parker Through truss
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 209.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Also called
Old Laurel Gorge Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.11917, -83.10500   (decimal degrees)
38°07'09" N, 83°06'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/315476/4221129 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
KY 032-B00008N (Kentucky bridge number)
KY 032-C00032N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18762 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added truss type.
  • June 26, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 9, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth



Little Sandy River Old KY 7 Bridge
Posted July 5, 2018, by Jeff Phelps (cjphelps [at] hughes [dot] net)

Well color me wrong. I saw the other photos of the bridge that I didn't see at first. It is not the bridge over the East Fork of the Little Sandy although it is a dead ringer for it down the road on the opposite side and the hill to the left. I've seen it identified as the East Fork bridge before. I'm amazed they could look so similar.

Little Sandy River Old KY 7 Bridge
Posted July 5, 2018, by Jeff Phelps (cjphelps [at] hughes [dot] net)

That is not the bridge described as the Little Sandy Bridge on Rt. 7. It is the East Fork Bridge on Rt. 1. I lived right beside that bridge for years. I have this same photo and it definitely is NOT the bridge you say it is. I know that bridge like the back of my hand. Across the bridge on the right is a road. It is barely visible in the photo but it's there. That was our driveway. BTW the driveway followed the old Eastern Kentucky Railway bed. Our house was built when the train still ran there. It was right beside the railroad tracks.

This is where that bridge was located:

38.501455, -82.829196

It was 50 years ago that I lived there as an adolescent. I am including a recent photo of the old house taken from the railroad bed which ran on past the front of the house.

Little Sandy River Old KY 7 Bridge
Posted November 17, 2017, by Abheetha Peiris (abheetha [dot] peiris [at] uky [dot] edu)

The Kentucky Bridge number should be 032C00032N

Little Sandy River KY 7 Bridge No. 2
Posted April 9, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Excellent! I was beginning to doubt that this still existed.