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Hert Memorial Bridge


Overview: Hert Bridge Completely Restored

The Hert Bridge has been completly restored to its original condition. The bridge was vandalized in 2006 and remained in deplorable condition for two years. The following photos show the bridge as it was before the restoration project, but the second set shows the the bridge in "newly found glory."

Photo taken by James McCray in December 2008


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Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Middle Fork Beargrass Creek on Scenic Loop in Louisville
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1920
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 31.5 ft.
Also called
Alvin T. Hert Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.23917, -85.69361   (decimal degrees)
38°14'21" N, 85°41'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/614326/4233158 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Louisville East
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
KY 056-C00029N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,267)
Built during 1920s (10,011)
Deck arch (11,507)
Have street view (27,205)
Jefferson County, Kentucky (128)
Kentucky (1,330)
Louisville, Kentucky (69)
Open (40,019)
Owned by county (20,980)
Skewed (4,933)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,768)
Stone arch (3,104)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,254)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 17, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • December 29, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • February 17, 2008: New photos from James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Hert Memorial Bridge
Posted March 18, 2010, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I have made several comments concerning thugs using spray paint. Graffiti is a scurge that irks me when it is found on historic bridges. Seeing thugs wontonly wrecking a beautiful urn ballustrade burns me up even more. I gladly send a strong salute to the fine individuals whom spent time and money to restore what idiots destoyed. The Hert Memorial Bridge is an example of what compassion for a historic bridge is. I wish more people would do the same for other structures crying out for help.