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Cumberland River Ferry

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Description 

This ferry connects the two segments of Hwy 214, and it is the only ferry owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This once was a two-car capacity barge-type ferry with a small tugboat to the port side of the barge attached by means of a pivot. It was acquired by the state of Kentucky in 1968 from Cleo Finley. The ferry has been and is still is the only means of crossing the Cumberland River for 30 miles. It leads to the scenic Turkey Neck Bend area of Monroe County. The Cumberland River Ferry is one of the last remaining free-floating ferries. Making several hundred trips across the river each day. The ferry has become a vital part of travel through the area. Boat ramps are available.

Facts 

Overview
Ferry across Cumberland River on KY 214
Location
Monroe County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Ferry crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.68883, -85.56674   (decimal degrees)
36°41'20" N, 85°34'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/628047/4061311 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vernon
Inventory number
BH 54569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Cumberland River (41)
Ferry (119)
Have street view (22,042)
Kentucky (1,131)
Monroe County, Kentucky (2)
Open (36,528)
Owned by state (13,639)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Cumberland River"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com