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Bacon Creek Bridge

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Looking South

A relic of the pre-Interstate days. Before the Kentucky Turnpike (later, Interstate 65) went through, this was a major N-S route. Old motels are common on this stretch, now used as low-cost apartments.

Photo taken by Robert Thompson in May 2013

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BH Photo #255446

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over Bacon Creek on U.S. 31W
Location
Bonnieville, Hart County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933
Design
Concrete deck girder; riveted steel sidewalk support appears to have been added later.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Bonnieville Bridge, US 31 W Bonnieville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.37508, -85.90268   (decimal degrees)
37°22'30" N, 85°54'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/597155/4137047 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Upton
Inventory numbers
KY 050-B00035N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 56476 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 77.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,531

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • November 1, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • June 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged NBI data.
  • June 4, 2013: Added by Robert Thompson

Sources 

  • Robert Thompson
  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net