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West Prestonsburg Through Truss Bridge

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West Prestonsburg Old Through Truss Bridge

At the end of South Harkins Avenue Looking South, appears to be on private property

Photo taken by Bob Davis on March 25, 2009

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BH Photo #136399

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through Truss bridge over Middle Creek on S Harkins Avenue in Prestonsburg
Location
Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built circa 1915
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.66937, -82.78072   (decimal degrees)
37°40'10" N, 82°46'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/342951/4170623 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prestonsburg
Inventory number
BH 42190 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Deck removed (43)
Floyd County, Kentucky (13)
Kentucky (1,325)
Lost (24,711)
Pin-connected (3,900)
Pratt through truss (5,387)
Pratt truss (9,292)
Prestonsburg, Kentucky (2)
Through truss (15,054)
Truss (32,770)

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Deck removed"
  • April 2, 2009: Added by Bob Davis

Sources 

  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

West Prestonsburg Through Truss Bridge
Posted December 19, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've got a bad feeling we are going to see more of this happen to derelict historic spans...

West Prestonsburg Through Truss Bridge
Posted December 19, 2011, by jerry shepherd (wa4ucf [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

pictures I took today where bridge was

West Prestonsburg Through Truss Bridge
Posted December 19, 2011, by jerry shepherd (wa4ucf [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

THE BRIDGE IS GONE AROUND DEC 1 2011 IT WAS CUT UP AND HAULED TO THE SCRAP YARD . MISSED THE EVENT WAS GONE TO DR OFFICE NOTICED IT GONE A WEEK LATER CARPENTERS WORKING ON A ROOF ON STANLEY AVE TOLD ME THE BRIDGE WAS HAULED OUT AND GONE TO THE JUNK YARD MAYBE MNT METAL THEY WERE NOT SURE WAS A GOOD OLD BRIDGE IN ITS DAY I CROSSED IT A MANY A TIME AS A KID, SORRY TO SEE IT GONE GUESS SCRAP METAL PRICES ARE WORTH MORE THAN HISTORY SORRY FOR THE SAD NEWS!