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Lickskillet Bridge


Photo taken by J.P. in Sept 2011


BH Photo #214799

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The bridge is now located in a city park in Auburn. It originally spanned Whippoorwill Creek on Route 5272.


Pratt pony truss bridge in Auburn Park
Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky
Open to traffic going through the park
Built 1880 by the Penn Bridge Works; replaced 1990 and later relocated to a city park
- Penn Bridge Works of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania [also known as Penn Bridge Co.]
Pratt pony truss
Span length: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Kentucky Route 5272 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.86192, -86.70614   (decimal degrees)
36°51'43" N, 86°42'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/526194/4079594 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 43019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Edited builder's name. Company was Penn Bridge Works
  • September 24, 2011: Updated by J.P.: bridge open to cars
  • September 30, 2010: Updated by J.P.: add location
  • July 15, 2009: Added by Bill Eichelberger


  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER KY-27 - Kentucky Route 5272 Bridge, Spanning Whippoorwill Creek, Lickskillet vicinity, Logan, KY
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Lickskillet Bridge
Posted May 3, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It was probably a joint effort Sarah. The bridge was owned by the state when it was replaced and was probably deeded to the county, town or a private entity. I looked at the HAER documentation that was executed as part of the mitigation before it was replaced, and the move had already been in the works.

Lickskillet Bridge
Posted May 3, 2017, by Sarah Moore (auburntaxdept [at] logantele [dot] com)

Do you know how this bridge ended up in Auburn? Was it donated by someone or was it bought by the city?