The Broadway Street Bridge, also known as the Blue Bridge, is interesting because the road and railroad bridges are coupled together. Currently, the bridge is open to railroad and pedestrian traffic but is closed to automobile traffic.
Photo taken by James McCray
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Doing research on this bridge for potential preservation.
- Through truss bridge over Kentucky River on KY 3506 in Frankfort
- Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
- Fenced off with No Trespassing Signs
- Built 1898; Converted to road only in 1929
- - Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
- Pin-connected Baltimore Petit through truss bridge
Length of largest span: 169.0 ft.
Total length: 515.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.4 ft.
- Also called
- Blue Bridge, Broad Way Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.20194, -84.88194 (decimal degrees)
38°12'07" N, 84°52'55" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/685458/4230342 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Frankfort West
- Inventory numbers
- KY 037-B00066N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 25, 2020: Updated by Julie Bowers: more information thru local research
- February 13, 2020: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date per lead from Julie; Noted Rail-to-road
- February 17, 2019: New photos from Carl Crasher
- September 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- September 20, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
- October 30, 2011: Updated by J.P.: changed bridges status
- June 16, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is known as the Broadway Bridge, was constructed in 1910 and is a pin-connected Baltimore Petit truss
- April 9, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
- March 4, 2008: Updated by James McCray
- February 5, 2008: New photos from James McCray