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Whiteburg Pedestrian Path - North Fork Kentucky River Bridge

Photo 

Whitesburgoldbridge

current pedestrian bridge, Whitesburg KY

Photo taken by Bob Lawrence in April 2012

BH Photo #228869

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This is one of about 4 identical deck girder bridges built by the Virginia Iron and Bridge Company of Roanoke for use as crossings of the North Fork of the Kentucky River in and around Whitesburg KY. I cannot find a reference as to when this line went out of service and was pulled up.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over North Fork of Kentucky River on pedestrians
Location
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Bridge, double rail line, was constructed by the Virginia Iron and Bridge Company of Roanoke as one of a series of these deck girder bridges for the L&N railroad
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 96.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
L&N North Fork Kentucky River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.11753, -82.82178   (decimal degrees)
37°07'03" N, 82°49'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/338147/4109462 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitesburg
Elevation
1190 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 51921 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 1, 2012: Added by Bob Lawrence

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