The "New" in "New" River Road Bridge is misleading. The bridge was built in 1935 and the bridge it replaces (See Old River Road/Goose Creek Bridge) sits to the right of the bridge if one is traveling west on River Road.
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 231.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.31711, -85.64667(decimal degrees) 38°19'02" N, 85°38'48" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
KY 056-C00130N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 36325 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Poor(4 out of 9) Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
April 28, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
April 1, 2010: New photos from J.P.
July 29, 2008: Updated by James McCray: updated gps coordinates
April 26, 2008: Updated by James McCray
February 28, 2008: Added by James McCray
James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
Posted February 13, 2009, by Dr. Victoria Williams (vwilliams100 [at] hotmail [dot] com)
This one-lane bridge has been "temporarily" closed since late 2008 and is in danger of being demolished and replaced by a a more modern, two-lane bridge to serve suburban commuters who desire a faster trip along scenic River Road.