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Deer Lakes Golf Course Bridge

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Overview

http://www.deerlakesgc.com/

http://www.deerlakesgc.com/

View this photo at deerlakesgc.com

BH Photo #318196

Map 

Description 

Here is the historical description for the bridge according to the website (http://www.deerlakesgc.com/): "A large portion of the course is bounded by Sandy Creek where many species of colorful birds and wild life abound, including wild turkeys, deer and many others native to this area. The roadway, known as Alley Lane, through the course was a part of the old Golconda Road, the stagecoach line between Illinois and Tennessee and a part of the Cherokee Indian Trail of Tears on their march to Oklahoma Territory in 1838. The old iron bridge at #15 Tee-box was originally installed on this same road in 1898 and carried all traffic across Sandy Creek until about 1950, then abandoned until it was narrowed and removed to the course."

Facts 

Overview
Lattice pony truss bridge over Sandy Creek on a golf cart trail and a portion of the Trail of Tears
Location
Salem, Livingston County, Kentucky
Status
Open to golf cart traffic
History
According to website (http://www.deerlakesgc.com/) bridge was built 1898 as an original bridge for the Trail of Tears
Design
Lattice pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.26660, -88.25154   (decimal degrees)
37°15'60" N, 88°15'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/389030/4125181 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lola
Inventory number
BH 66505 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2015: Added by James McCray

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Comments 

Deer Lakes Golf Course Bridge
Posted March 15, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am certainly no expert but it actually looks like a simple beam bridge. The railings seem to be decorative. Just throwing that out.

Royce

Deer Lakes Golf Course Bridge
Posted March 15, 2015, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ok, I think I have found another one of those "Lattice Pony Truss Bridges", and once again on a golf course; this time in Kentucky. From the angle on the pic, I cannot tell or see if it is an actual Lattice Pony Truss or not, anyway, need help with it.