Rating:
4 votes

Bayou Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bob Spillman in September 2011

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BH Photo #215362

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Bayou Creek
Location
Livingston County, Kentucky
Status
Abandoned
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.29466, -88.44637   (decimal degrees)
37°17'41" N, 88°26'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/371802/4128540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Golconda
Inventory number
BH 49743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

5-panel truss (460)
Abandoned (3,242)
Kentucky (1,239)
Laced endposts (155)
Livingston County, Kentucky (19)
Missing deck (48)
Pin-connected (3,634)
Pony truss (15,392)
Pratt pony truss (3,295)
Pratt truss (8,334)
Truss (30,479)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2011: Added by Bob Spillman

Sources 

  • Bob

Comments 

Bayou Creek Bridge
Posted September 29, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The endposts of this span are unusual and rather peculiar. It appears that pairs of angles are riveted to a flat plate to simulate channels. Pairs of these are then laced together with the edges pointing out. Seems like simple channels would have been better suited as they might not have degraded as badly as these "concocted" ones have.

Also Fish Belly floorbeams on a pony is rather uncommon, and suggests this span is likely pre-1900.

Would be a beauty if it were fixed up and placed on a trail somewhere!