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War Mothers Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #219155

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The bridge won the Award of Merit from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as the "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge" in Class B in 1938 as the Capital Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Kentucky River on Capitol Avenue
Location
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938 by the Bethlehem Steel Co.
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 705.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Also called
Capital Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.19673, -84.87410   (decimal degrees)
38°11'48" N, 84°52'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/686158/4229778 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Frankfort East
Inventory numbers
KY 037-B00063N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 49968 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 63.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
11,110

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 30, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

War Mothers Memorial Bridge
Posted October 30, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge would look good in Gotham City.