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New Ledbetter Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2013

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BH Photo #263470

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Street View 

Description 

This modern Warren truss has replaced the historic Clark Memorial Bridge, which will soon be demolished.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss with no verticals bridge over Tennessee River on US 60
Location
McCracken County, Kentucky, and Livingston County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2013
Design
Warren through truss with no verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 900.0 ft.
Total length: 3,690.1 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 32.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.03325, -88.52487   (decimal degrees)
37°01'60" N, 88°31'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/364377/4099648 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paducah East
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
7,364
Inventory numbers
KY 073-B00173N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 57650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • May 6, 2014: New photos from James Baughn
  • November 1, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 17, 2013: Added by Ben Tate

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

New U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter
Posted February 11, 2020, by Keith Todd (keith [dot] todd [at] ky [dot] gov)

The New U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge is at U.S. 60 McCracken County mile point 20.45, just east of the U.S. 60 intersection with U.S. 62. The bridge is at U.S. 60 Livingston County mile point 0.0.

The New U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter opened to traffic on July 31, 2013. Also known as The Ledbetter Bridge and the William Clark Memorial Bridge, the 3,690 foot strucutre carries approximately 7,400 vehicles per day between McCracken County, KY, and Livingston County, KY.

The 1800 ft warren truss with no verticles is believed to be the longest single through-truss span in the world. At 900 ft, it has the 8th longest continuous main span in the world.

The bridge is at Tennessee River navigation mile point 5.3.

The New U.S. 60 Tennessee River bridge replaced a bridge that was open to traffic in 1931. The old bridge was demolished in October 2014.

The continuous through-truss structure is painted a light green. Due to the size of the I-beams, shadowing created by the direction of the sunshine creates the illusion that it is painted several different shades of green. The bridge can even appear to change colors as you drive across near sunrise and sunset.