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Free Betty Ford Bridge

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Free Betty Ford Bridge

The Paducah Sun: August 27 1978

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BH Photo #443447

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Description 

Although replacement was talked about the road appears to have been abandoned so the bridge could possibly still be extant.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt Bedstead pony truss over Livingston Creek on Free Betty Ford Road.
Location
Lyon County, Kentucky, and Crittenden County, Kentucky
Status
Was scheduled to be replaced but the road appears to have been abandoned instead.
History
Built 1912
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
4-panel, pinned Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.18414, -88.08360   (decimal degrees)
37°11'03" N, 88°05'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/403817/4115849 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84431 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • February 11, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 10, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Free Betty Ford Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Me too Melissa! It sounds like they were set on building a new bridge, but the satellite imagery suggests that they not only abandoned this road but also part of Mill Bluff Road as well. The road to the East of the bridge site appears to still be accessible, but the road to the West has been plowed over. I looked at a few different satellite views but all had trees blocking the creek.

Free Betty Ford Bridge
Posted February 11, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony. I wondered about the road being Abandoned.