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Old Shelbyville Road Bridge

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The Old Shelbyville Road Bridge is a beautiful two span Open Spandrel Arch Bridge over Floyd's Fork in Louisville just to the south of the new US 60/Shelbyville Rd. Bridge. Anyone with more info regarding this bridge please feel free to leave comments.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Floyd's Fork on old US 60/Shelbyville Rd. directly south of the new bridge in Louisville
Location
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1922;
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.23572, -85.47374   (decimal degrees)
38°14'09" N, 85°28'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/633575/4233070 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fisherville
Inventory number
BH 36363 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,364)
Built 1922 (647)
Built during 1920s (9,212)
Closed (2,501)
Deck arch (10,611)
Have street view (24,319)
Jefferson County, Kentucky (124)
Kentucky (1,173)
Louisville, Kentucky (68)
Open-spandrel arch (699)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • October 26, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • April 28, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • July 29, 2008: Updated by James McCray: updated gps coordinates
  • March 17, 2008: Added by James McCray

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Comments 

Old Shelbyville Road Bridge
Posted March 7, 2018, by William McClenahan (wmcclena [at] rhsmith [dot] umd [dot] edu)

Friend is correct. Relic bridge here used to be main US 60 bridge. South of it are remnants of bridge that carried inter-urban railway between Louisville and Shelbyville. This functioned to 1930s. Remember could see old inter-urban Rwy bridge in 1950s. Now, very little left

Check out a website called Errie-Indiana (and Louisville) that has more pictures

Old Shelbyville Road Bridge
Posted December 10, 2016, by Tandy Chenault (Kyscooter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Years ago a friend that lived close to these 2 bridges told me that the old bridge here is actually the 2nd structure meaning there are actually 3. I can't verify this info. Maybe someday I'll hike in and look for the original.