Clay's Ferry Bridge (1946)
Clay's Ferry Bridge
Photo from old postcard
BH Photo #497504
Built as a 10-span bridge including beam approaches, this bridge had five Warren deck truss spans, with a main span likely around 448' (similar to the successor bridges) over the Kentucky River itself.
- Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Kentucky River on I-75/US 25/US 421 at Clay's Ferry south of Lexington
- Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, and Madison County, Kentucky
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1946 by the Mount Vernon Bridge Co. as part of US 25; twin span added 1963 as part of I-75; both spans demolished and replaced 1998
- - Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
- Warren deck truss
Length of largest span: 448.0 ft.
Total length: 1,736.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.88375, -84.33933 (decimal degrees)
37°53'02" N, 84°20'22" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/733989/4196254 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 96182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 18, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- February 2, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Removed erroneous span length from NBI and added description instead
- February 1, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman