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Laurel Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Greg Hall

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BH Photo #131719

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Rockcastle River on KY 490
Location
Laurel County, Kentucky, and Rockcastle County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922; Rehabilitated in 2011.
Builder
- Brookville Bridge Co. of Brookville, Ohio
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 205.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Rockcastle River KY 490 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.30101, -84.16013   (decimal degrees)
37°18'04" N, 84°09'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/751708/4132047 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Livingston
Inventory numbers
KY 063-B00004N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18857 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 36.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
222

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Lattice Railing"
  • August 22, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 16, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Moved bridge rehabilitation from future prospects to history section.
  • October 12, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • October 12, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This Bridge Is Now Slated For Rehabilitation.
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.

Sources 

  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • News Article
  • Nathan Holth
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Laurel Bridge
Posted October 11, 2016, by Brian F Lockett (catbus420 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KY-490 is an old (or old-er) alignment of US-25.

Sometime in the 1940's (b/w 1937 and 1951) US-25 was changed so that it goes southwest when it reaches Livingston.

This newer alignment of 25 goes south from Livingston until it meets back up with KY-490 near East Bernstadt.

Rockcastle River KY 490 Bridge
Posted October 12, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I did a serious double-take during this evening's crawl for Historic Bridge Newsroom updates when I found this article that claims the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is going to rehabilitate a historic truss bridge. http://thetimestribune.com/local/x350479503/Laurel-bridge-to...

I am extremely happy to see this rare exception to the Cabinet's typical manner of dealing with historic truss bridges.

Rockcastle River KY 490 Bridge
Posted March 31, 2007, by james (jamest917 [at] gmail [dot] com)

heres the bridge