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Lickskillet Bridge

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Photo taken by J.P. in Sept 2011

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BH Photo #214799

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Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge in Auburn Park
Location
Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic going through the park
History
Built 1880 by the Penn Bridge Works; replaced 1990 and later relocated to a city park
Builder
- Penn Bridge Works of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
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:
Auburn
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

Sources 

  • 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

Comments 

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?