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NS - 3rd Street Overpass

Photos 

oblique view

Photo taken by J.P.

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BH Photo #163821

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through girder bridge over Us 60a (3rd Street) on Ns (Southern) Rr
Location
Jefferson County, Kentucky
Status
Open to Rail Traffic
History
Built 1930
Builder
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Pony/through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 98.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.21333, -85.76222   (decimal degrees)
38°12'48" N, 85°45'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/608360/4230209 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Louisville West
Inventory number
BH 45084 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2011: Updated by J.P.: bridge is open to rail traffic
  • April 28, 2010: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

3rd street overpass
Posted May 12, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Sounds like a nice system. How about a better one that also detects overweight trucks and could be deployed on historic bridges to prevent overheight and overweight vehicles and would automatically deploy a spike strip? :)

3rd street overpass
Posted May 12, 2010, by Jim Lueken Jr (lueken [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Interesting new feature here. As part of Federal Stimulus funding an electronic height detection system was installed in March, 2010. This system detects over-height trucks (12') and attempts to stop them with special flashing lights.