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Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in October 2008

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BH Photo #126841

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Ohio River on Business US 62/68 in Maysville
Location
Aberdeen, Mason County, Kentucky, and Brown County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931; Bypassed by the cable-stayed William H. Harsha Bridge in 2000, rehabed in 2003-2004
Builders
- Kentucky Highway Commission
- Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (Design)
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Design)
Design
Steel suspension bridge with Warren deck trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,059.8 ft.
Total length: 2,865.4 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 30, 1983
Also called
Maysville-Aberdeen Bridge
Ohio River US 62/68 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.65000, -83.75944   (decimal degrees)
38°38'60" N, 83°45'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/259861/4281551 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maysville West
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83002823 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
81B00041N
KY 081-B00041N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18890 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 53.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
6,844

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 5, 2016: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • January 3, 2016: New photo from Gene Smania
  • November 21, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 1, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Modjeski and Masters as engineer.
  • November 16, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • November 16, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is listed on the NRHP
  • April 27, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • September 11, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Ohio side of the bridge & updated status
  • September 11, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • October 30, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mike Mullins