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Island Wooden Bridge

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Photo taken by James McCray in Feb 09

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Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge on a pedestrian trail in Island Wooden Bridge Park
Location
Island, McLean County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1872 on KY 85 over the Owensboro-Nashville Railroad; relocated and rebuilt in Island Wooden Bridge Park in 2001
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.44528, -87.14612   (decimal degrees)
37°26'43" N, 87°08'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/487075/4144280 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Livermore
Inventory number
BH 39966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2016: New photo from Scott Hillard
  • February 21, 2009: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Island Wooden Bridge
Posted December 17, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Certainly looks like the Community takes care of their Historic Bridge!

Island Wooden Bridge
Posted December 17, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, I am not terribly familiar with Kentucky bridges, but Anonymous just posted a potentially older one in the forum. The Old Clay's Ferry Bridge and the Hopewell Bridge are among the oldest ones in the state that I have visited.

Island Wooden Bridge
Posted December 16, 2016, by Scott Hillard (shillard [at] maf [dot] org)

Is this the oldest bridge in Kentucky?