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US62 Cumberland River Bridge

Photos 

Cumberland River US 62 Bridge

Taken from Lake Barkley Dam

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in February 2007

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BH Photo #127229

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on US 62
Location
Livingston County, Kentucky, and Lyon County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1952
Design
Cantilevered Warren through and deck truss
Dimensions
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
Inventory numbers
KY 070-B00065N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
7,640

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

Sources 

  • 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

Comments 

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.