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Hurstbourne Country Club Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by James McCray in January 2016

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BH Photo #348840

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Middle Fork Beargrass Creek on Hurstbourne Club Ln
Location
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
According to Hurstbourne Country Club staff, bridge was built in the 1800's
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Lyndon Cottage Historic District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24127, -85.59165   (decimal degrees)
38°14'29" N, 85°35'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/623245/4233522 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,196)
Deck arch (10,434)
Have street view (22,087)
Jefferson County, Kentucky (121)
Kentucky (1,131)
Louisville, Kentucky (68)
NR-contributing (110)
Open (36,583)
Owned privately (1,286)
Stone arch (2,649)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2016: New photos from James McCray
  • February 10, 2016: New Street View added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • NHRP Registration Form - History of the Lyndon Cottage/Hurstbourne Country Club property

Comments 

Hurstbourne Country Club Bridge
Posted February 11, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I know that its old. I looked underneath and at the concrete part and I saw where it was formed using wood planks. I bet it is at least 1920's or older.

Hurstbourne Country Club Bridge
Posted February 11, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Its hard to tell without closer photos, but the underside of the bridge looks like concrete (unless its been shotcreted), and while elliptical stone arches do exist, the shape is more common with concrete arches, so I wonder if it isn't as old as they think, and is instead a stone faced concrete arch bridge. There is the potential that its a very old 19th century (ie 1890s) stone faced concrete arch too, I don't want to give the impression that such a bridge isn't possible, although that would be rare.

Hurstbourne Country Club Bridge
Posted February 10, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

One of the most beautiful of the bridges in the Louisville area, and apart of a NRHP property, the build date of this bridge remains sort of a mystery. The property, according to the NRHP form, was settled in 1789, but the form does not directly give a specific date for the bridge. The golf course staff says the bridge was built sometime in the 1800's but they do not know the specific year. Anyway, if anyone has a clue as to the specific date of construction please chime in!