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Hite Creek Bridge


Photo taken by James McCray in March 2016


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Stone arch bridge over Hite Creek on Brownsboro Rd (KY 22)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Bullitt County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.31732, -85.55434   (decimal degrees)
38°19'02" N, 85°33'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/626379/4242011 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 71543 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arch (11,312)
Bullitt County, Kentucky (18)
Deck arch (10,562)
Have street view (23,740)
Jefferson County, Kentucky (122)
Kentucky (1,156)
Louisville, Kentucky (68)
Open (37,181)
Owned by state (14,185)
Stone arch (2,707)

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  • March 27, 2016: New Street View added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Hite Creek Bridge
Posted March 27, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Im going to take a stab at this, or maybe give it the "bayonet (I know of one who would get this reference)." But I found two stone arch bridges on Brownsboro Rd. in Louisville today that have just been paved over and widened. These bridges are very old and from looking at the stone arch I would assume that they are bridges from the horse and buggy days. Anyway, I found this map of Louisville from 1865 that shows Brownsboro Rd. in existence at this link: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Louisvil...

One can see in the map that Brownsboro Rd. (Brownsborough Turnpike Road) is in the upper right part of the map. If the road existed at least in 1865, and the bridges that I found are the originals to this road, then that would mean that these bridges are at least civil war era bridges. There is no NBI record of these bridges, and if so, the NBI would only go as far back as to the modernization of the bridges, so I am speculating, but I do think my guesses are sound. So what does everyone else think?