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Harrods Creek Bridge


River Road Bridge Overview

The River Road Bridge is a concrete three span closed spandrel arch bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road in Louisville.

Photo taken by James McCray


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Concrete arch bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road in Prospect
Jefferson County, Kentucky
Open to Traffic
Built ca. 1920; Rehabbed 2010
Three-span closed-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 195.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.32861, -85.63111   (decimal degrees)
38°19'43" N, 85°37'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/619649/4243162 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KY 056-C00131N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18827 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 17, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • April 28, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 1, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • December 3, 2008: Bridge is now closed to traffic
  • January 29, 2008: New photos from James McCray


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


Harrods Creek Bridge
Posted April 29, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like the boat took the brunt of it!

Harrods Creek Bridge
Posted April 29, 2017, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge took a shot from an escaped boat.


Harrods Creek Bridge
Posted April 11, 2011, by Jim Lueken (lueken [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Interesting note regarding new (2010) rehab. Original stone & concrete arches were considered too 'fractured & compromised' yet too expensive too repair. So new bridge is a long span,post-tensioned, pre-fabricated concrete beam type that rest on new footings/abutments. The arches were kept only for their appearance. They bear no load...other than their own weight.

Harrods Creek Bridge
Posted August 16, 2010, by Mike Page (mike [dot] page [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The "revamped" Harrod's Creek Bridge will have it's ribbon cutting this afternoon, and will be reopened to traffic.