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Starnes Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #150921

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Eagle Creek on KY State Route1993
Location
Holbrook, Grant County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1890 by the King Iron Bridge Company; replaced 1983
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
The bridge was a transitional bridge and utilized elements of both a Camelback truss and Pennsylvania truss. Steps were built into the cut stone abutments, and were thought to have been built because several local churches used the creek for Batisms.
Dimensions
Span length: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Also called
Eagle Creek Bridge
Kentucky Route 1993 Bridge
Holbrook Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.58314, -84.68014   (decimal degrees)
38°34'59" N, 84°40'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/702066/4273071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lawrenceville
Inventory number
BH 43779 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • December 22, 2009: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • HAER KY-3 - Starnes Bridge, Spanning Eagle Creek, Holbrook vicinity, Grant, KY