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KT - Big South Fork Cumberland River Arch Bridge

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K&T Concrete Arch Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2009

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BH Photo #139401

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Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Big South Fork Cumberland River on former K&T Railroad
Location
McCreary County, Kentucky
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1907; closed 1966.
Builders
- Collier Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
- Samuel Dingle (Subcontractor)
Railroad
- Kentucky & Tennessee Railway (KT)
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 565.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Railroad Bridge at Rock Creek to Mines 10 and 11
K&T - Big South Fork Cumberland River Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.71728, -84.54339   (decimal degrees)
36°43'02" N, 84°32'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/719405/4066322 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Barthell
Elevation
775 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 42484 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • May 28, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • May 26, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: added construction date, dimensions
  • April 29, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Luke

Comments 

KT - Cumberland River Arch Bridge
Posted July 14, 2017, by mike huff

This bridge is over big Southfork Cumberland river .we used to drive jeeps across .

KT Cumberland River Arch Bridge
Posted April 9, 2016, by Bob Davis (bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net)

It takes a scramble down a bank to get to this bridge. Under the first arch, where the bridge is over the river bank, the acoustics from echoes off the arch are fascinating. Walking across the deck with no side rails is also a surreal experience.