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Caney Creek Bridge

Photos 

Northern Entrance

This is the Northern Entrance to the bridge. Unfortunately as you can see, it has been out of commission for some time!

Photo taken by Bob Fish

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BH Photo #120665

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Caney Creek on Coon Hollow Road
Location
Grayson County, Kentucky
Status
In storage or disassembled
History
Built 1919, moved to Leitchfield for use in a new park.
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 86.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.42083, -86.59083   (decimal degrees)
37°25'15" N, 86°35'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/536204/4141636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Lick
Inventory numbers
KY 043-C00018N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18795 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added 1992 NBI date which included build year.
  • August 11, 2008: New photos from Bob Fish

Sources 

  • Bob Fish - crossledguy [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Caney Creek Bridge
Posted February 2, 2017, by Mike Robinson (mrobinson [at] ltadd [dot] org)

This bridge has been moved and saved. Grayson County has reinstalled the bridge at a new park they are building in Leitchfield, KY. It is going to be used for pedestrian access from downtown to other park facilities.

Approximate location:

86 17 27.42W

37 28 39.48N

Caney Creek Bridge
Posted May 6, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

May have been relocated there in 35'.....but yes definitely older than that!

Caney Creek Bridge
Posted May 6, 2011, by Matt Lohry

This bridge is definitely older than 1935--given the light construction and the use of pinned connections, probably 1900-1905 would be a more likely build date. Bob, don't feel too sad about the old bridge--it's still there, and that's more than we can say for most historic bridges that get replaced! ;>) Now, hopefully, it will be rehabbed for pedestrians sometime in the near future...

Caney Creek Bridge
Posted May 4, 2011, by Aaron Dockery (aaron [dot] dockery163 [at] topper [dot] wku [dot] edu)

This is a powerpoint presentation of photographs of the Caney Creek Bridge completed for a Materials Civil Engineering course at Western Kentucky University.

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