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Old Taylorsville Road Bridge


Photo taken by J.P.


BH Photo #193535



Abandoned pony truss bridge over Pope Lick Run on Old Taylorsville road in Louisville
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.18913, -85.48812   (decimal degrees)
38°11'21" N, 85°29'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/632401/4227879 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 41816 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1979)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • April 10, 2009: Updated by James McCray: fixed typo in name
  • March 22, 2009: Added by J.P.


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


Old Taylorsville Road Bridge
Posted November 27, 2016, by David VanderEspt (dvanderespt [at] outlook [dot] com)

This bridge is located on Old Taylorsville Road between Wilderness Trail and Pope Lick Road (the section that leads back to Pope Lick Park). This bridge was closed/shutdown about the same time the (Old) Routt Road bridge (located about 700' away) was closed/shutdown. Local residents were told that both of these bridges were to be replaced by the City of Louisville, but ... the money that was set aside for new bridges somehow just vanished, or got re-appropriated for some other project. In short, it never happened. As Pope Lick Park grew in popularity, the road behind Hatmaker's Gas Station was "re-aligned" and made a gentle curve (instead of the previous zig-zag) back to the Park Area. Watch the power lines and telephone poles and you can figure out the original alignment of Old Taylorsville Road and Pope Lick Road.