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Logan Mill Bridge


Logan Mill Rd Red River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2009


BH Photo #137160


Pratt through truss bridge over Red River on Logan Mill Road
Logan County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Built 1925; Rehabilitated 2014.
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 94.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Also called
Red River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.67829, -86.93209   (decimal degrees)
36°40'42" N, 86°55'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/506067/4059187 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
KY 071-C00023N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18875 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.4 (out of 100)
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6-panel truss (785)
Built 1925 (1,309)
Built during 1920s (10,256)
Kentucky (1,377)
Logan County, Kentucky (18)
One-lane traffic (7,833)
Open (40,968)
Owned by county (21,607)
Pin-connected (4,688)
Pratt through truss (6,053)
Pratt truss (10,291)
Preserved (1,229)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,651)
Structurally deficient (12,885)
Through truss (16,753)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,789)
Truss (35,425)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge was rehabbed instead of replaced.
  • May 21, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed. Also, Merged 2010 Forum Post Photos
  • September 24, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • April 16, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey



Red River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2017, by Walter Laughlin (laughlin [dot] robert [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, the abutments are significantly older than the bridge. The abutments are clearly Antebellum and given that the original span was a double-barrel due to the width of the masonry, I would estimate circa 1832 and built by James Carrothers would be a reasonable guess.

What is not known is if the original covered bridge survived the Civil War or was replaced by a second one which was very common in the Commonwealth.

Unfortunately, no photographs of the covered bridge(s) at this location have been discovered.

Red River Bridge
Posted January 21, 2015, by Brian Moyers (bsmoyers [at] gmail [dot] com)

Some photos of the bridge after the rehab

Red River Bridge
Posted December 7, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Apparently this bridge was rehabbed and not replaced!


Red River Bridge
Posted September 24, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Although the abutments look as if they are from and earlier span, this bridge is still older than the 1925 date given.

Looks more akin to ca. 1900

Red River Bridge
Posted May 12, 2010, by Wesley Poynter (wesley [dot] poynter661 [at] wku [dot] edu)