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Mistaken Creek Bridge

Photos 

West Entrance

Photo taken by Bob Fish

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BH Photo #120669

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bedstead pony truss bridge over Mistaken Creek on Yeaman-Olaton Road
Location
Grayson County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1920
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
Bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.51917, -86.60611   (decimal degrees)
37°31'09" N, 86°36'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/534807/4152540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Falls of Rough
Inventory numbers
KY 043-C00023N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
50

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge replaced per NBI listing
  • September 24, 2011: Updated by J.P.: add builder. (busted plaque on bridge but plaque size and placement indicates Champion)
  • August 11, 2008: New photos from Bob Fish

Sources 

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

Comments 

Mistaken Creek Bridge
Posted September 25, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

This looks to me like a pin-connected bedstead that has had the lower part of its end pieces encased in concrete. Being pin-connected, it surely is older than 1920, but maybe 1920 was when it was moved here and "reinforced" by the concrete. And being the "oldest" record for this bridge, that "becomes" the date of the bridge, even though the truss existed somewhere else first.

Mistaken Creek Bridge
Posted September 24, 2011, by J.P.

Just curious if anyone else thinks this bridge is older then the 1920 ca date given by the NBI