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Old Highway 119 Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #146267

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Baltimore through truss bridge over Cumberland River, Clover Fork on KY 840
Location
Loyall, Harlan County, Kentucky
Status
Removed as the Cumberland River was re-routed such that a bridge is no longer needed.
History
Built 1924 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1954----One of two nearby river crossings utilizing Baltimore through truss spans. Replaced 1999.
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 304.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.84683, -83.35561   (decimal degrees)
36°50'49" N, 83°21'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/289970/4080471 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harlan
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
1,130
Inventory numbers
048*0840*B0087
048B00087N
048-B00087N
KY 048*0840*B0087 (Kentucky bridge number)
KY 048B00087N (Kentucky bridge number)
KY 048-B00087N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18811 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2011: Updated by James Gonzalski: Corrected bridge inventory number
  • September 13, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 15, 2009: New photos from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • HAER KY-14 - Kentucky Route 840 Bridge, Spanning Cumberland River, Loyall, Harlan County, KY
  • James Gonzalski

Comments 

Clover Fork Cumberland River KY 840 Bridge
Posted February 16, 2010, by Wes Kinsler (webmaster [at] wkinsler [dot] com)

There is another bridge in Harlan County very similar to this on old Kentuky Highway 72.

Here is a website with some pictures:

http://www.roadsites.org/losthwy/ky-0072.html