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PAL - Green River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in Sept 2011

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BH Photo #214758

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Green River on Paducah & Louisville Railway
Location
Rockport, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and Ohio County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Replaced a 1870's Swing Bridge, Built 1931 for the Paducah & Louisville Railway by the Virginia Bridge Company.
Builders
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroad
- Paducah & Louisville Railway (PAL)
Design
Through truss
single leaf Strauss heel-trunnion bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.33165, -86.99813   (decimal degrees)
37°19'54" N, 86°59'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/500165/4131663 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paradise
Inventory number
BH 49419 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2015: New photo from Adam
  • September 23, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 23, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed Builder and Design.
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added bridge design
  • September 24, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added builder
  • August 27, 2011: New photo from J.P.
  • August 25, 2011: Added by J.P.

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Comments 

Rockport Bascule Railroad Bridge
Posted August 25, 2011, by J.P.

Here are pictures of the bridge maybe I'll have a chance to get down and check it out one day.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/varocker07/3294909890/in/photos...