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Green River US 431 Bridge

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According to the following website: http://www.trailsrus.com/mcleancounty/bridges.html this bridge "Has made it into Ripley's Believe It or Not for being the 'only bridge in the world that starts in one county, crosses two rivers and a different county, then ends up back in the county in which it started.'"

Photo taken by James McCray in Feb 09

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Green River on US 431 in Livermore
Location
McLean County, Kentucky, and Ohio County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss. Only bridge in the world that starts in one county, crosses two rivers and a different county, then ends up back in the county in which it started
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 319.8 ft.
Total length: 1,643.6 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.48417, -87.13472   (decimal degrees)
37°29'03" N, 87°08'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/488089/4148593 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Livermore
Inventory numbers
KY 075-B00018N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5,931

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • February 28, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey
  • February 21, 2009: Updated by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net