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Singing Bridge

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Overview

The US HWY 60 Bridge in Frankfort is known as the Singing Bridge. The bridge has a metal grate style deck which makes a unique "humming" sound when vehicles drive over the structure.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Kentucky River on US 60 in Frankfort
Location
Franklin County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1893; rehabilitated 1956; rehabilitated 2010
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 405.7 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Frankfort Commercial Historic District
Also called
St. Clair Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.19639, -84.87861   (decimal degrees)
38°11'47" N, 84°52'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/685764/4229732 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Frankfort West
Inventory numbers
KY 037-B00065N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
4,789

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 20, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • November 2, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • October 29, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added 2010 rehab date
  • October 27, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added builder
  • April 9, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • May 2, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • March 3, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • January 30, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Singing Bridge
Posted June 18, 2017, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

this is an amazing bridge in an amazing setting, although it does have a very tragic history

Singing Bridge
Posted December 30, 2015, by Clinton Addison (addclinton [at] gmail [dot] com)

A black man, John Maxey was broken out of jail and lynched here June 2, 1909 after shooting a white man, B.C. Bowers.

Washington Post June 4 1909

Singing Bridge
Posted November 2, 2011, by J.P.

Bridge was partially rehabbed, both portals and a certain amount of truss were painted. The Middle of the Truss was not touched as you can see in the pictures

Singing Bridge
Posted October 29, 2011, by J.P.

Bridge got rehabbed and a nice paint job in 2010 it seems. I'll be checking her out today with some fresh photos.