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Laurel River Bridge


Photo taken by J.P.


BH Photo #212547

Street View 


Deck truss bridge over Laurel River on Old KY 25
Laurel County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1925
Pinned Pratt Deck truss
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02306, -84.06722   (decimal degrees)
37°01'23" N, 84°04'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/760899/4101452 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
KY 063-C00036N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18856 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1925 (1,314)
Built during 1920s (10,328)
Deck truss (1,973)
Have street view (29,907)
Kentucky (1,431)
Laurel County, Kentucky (12)
Open (41,205)
Owned by county (21,722)
Pratt deck truss (415)
Pratt truss (10,540)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,733)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,517)
Truss (36,794)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added bridge design
  • September 5, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • September 5, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • July 23, 2010: New Street View added by Andrew Hansford


  • Andrew Hansford
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com


Laurel River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2017, by Walter Laughlin (laughlin [dot] robert [at] gmail [dot] com)

The mid-1920s saw significant bridge and highway improvement work in Kentucky. I don't have the link available at the moment, but, the 1925 Highway Commission Report is available online and should tell, if not the scope of the project, at least the cost of it. From this it should be able to reasonably ascertain if repairs were major or minor.

Laurel River Bridge
Posted September 5, 2011, by J.P.

I believe this bridge to be older then 1925. Due to the fact that its pinned connected....