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Smithland Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Nathan Morton

BH Photo #103331

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cumberland River on US 60 at Smithland
Location
Livingston County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At risk for demolition and replacement. Project study to rehabilitate/replace has been initiated in 2013. Section 106 should apply.
History
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1954
Builders
- Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (Design)
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Design)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 500.0 ft.
Total length: 1,817.4 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Lucy Jefferson Lewis Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.14833, -88.39958   (decimal degrees)
37°08'54" N, 88°23'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/375709/4112244 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smithland
Inventory numbers
KY 070-B00017N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18873 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 45.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
4,490

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 1, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Modjeski and Masters as engineer.
  • August 17, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • June 25, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is at risk for demolition.
  • September 23, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • April 9, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 27, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added memorial bridge name
  • February 26, 2007: Posted photos from Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Smithland Bridge
Posted July 19, 2010, by Keith Todd (keith [dot] todd [at] ky [dot] gov)

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has a contractor currently replacing joints, repairing curbs, and placing a deck overlay on the US 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland. Work on the $991,424 project is expected to be complete by August 15, 2009.

Smithland Bridge
Posted June 5, 2010, by Madison

I think that once they finish the new bridge at the Tennessee river, they'll move over to this one and either fix it up or build a new one. Sad thing is, even if they do, it'll be several years before they build a new one.

Smithland Bridge
Posted August 5, 2007, by Tina Jepsen (jepsen [at] tds [dot] net)

This bridge is in serious need of replacement. Our school children cross this bridge twice daily. it is in the center of our county and is a danger to anyone crossing this bridge. There are no plans to replace this bridge and it is clearly a danger to everyone. this is a real concern to me and has been for a very long time.