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Kentucky Route 228 Bridge

Photos 

Overall View Of Bridge From The North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #146278

Map 

Description 

Longest of the six Whipple-Murphy truss bridges in Kentucky

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on Kentucky Route 228 in Wolf Creek
Location
Wolf Creek, Meade County, Kentucky
Status
Bridge has been replaced.
History
Built in 1885 by Smith Bridge Company; replaced 1988
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Whipple-Murphy or Double Intersection Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 209.0 ft.
Total length: 209.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.10646, -86.38948   (decimal degrees)
38°06'23" N, 86°23'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/553524/4217802 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alton
Inventory number
BH 43007 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge has been replaced.
  • February 24, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • September 13, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 15, 2009: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • HAER KY-21 - Kentucky Route 228 Bridge, Spanning Wolf Creek on Kentucky Route 228, Wolf Creek, Meade County, KY