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Water St-Goose Cr-L&N Rr Bridge

Map 

Description 

This bridge has always been a pedestrian bridge, it was designed as such. When the L&N Depot was built in Greensburg, potential passengers had to cross South Water St, Goose Creek, and the active railroad line to reach the depot from the public square. So, the bridge was built over the creek bottom in 1919 to simply cross over all of those obstacles.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Water St-Goose Cr-L&N Rr on Pedestrian Traffic
Location
Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1919
Design
Steel stringer on steel trestles. Wood deck.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 444.9 ft.
Also called
Goose Creek Bridge
Depot Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.26000, -85.50000   (decimal degrees)
37°15'36" N, 85°30'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/633012/4124769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Summersville
Inventory number
BH 47283 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2010: Updated by Mike Page: Add description

Sources 

  • Mike Page