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US62 Cumberland River Bridge


Cumberland River US 62 Bridge

Taken from Lake Barkley Dam

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in February 2007


BH Photo #127229



Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on US 62
Livingston County, Kentucky, and Lyon County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1952
Cantilevered Warren through and deck truss
Length of largest span: 350.0 ft.
Total length: 1,466.5 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.03028, -88.22667   (decimal degrees)
37°01'49" N, 88°13'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/390896/4098934 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grand Rivers
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
KY 070-B00065N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 10, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed main span to approximate (but more accurate) length.
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • August 17, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 26, 2012: New photos from James Baughn
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location to reflect bridge crosses county line
  • April 9, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 27, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey
  • November 7, 2008: New photo from Nathan Morton


  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


US62 Cumberland River Bridge
Posted March 10, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

FYI, I was researching the longest spanning bridges on my website HistoricBridges.org and was utterly shocked when this bridge came up high on the list. I noted I had blindly entered the NBI listed main span of 700 feet and never gave it any thought. If you actually look at the bridge its obvious this is an utterly ridiculous number. I measured the span using google maps which is surprisingly accurate, and it looks like its about a 350 foot main span. I noticed the same error existed on Bridgehunter so I fixed it here too. Its just a reminder that NBI data should always be scrutinized... if it doesn't sound right, it might not be.