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Old Rt. 68 Licking River Bridge

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This bridge is closed to traffic.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
2-span Through truss bridge over Licking River on Old US 68
Location
Nicholas County, Kentucky, and Robertson County, Kentucky
Status
Closed to vehicular traffic, but passable by pedestrians.
History
Built 1917
Design
Two-span pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 122.0 ft.
Total length: 248.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Old Maysville Rd. Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.42222, -83.99889   (decimal degrees)
38°25'20" N, 83°59'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/238194/4256923 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cowan
Inventory numbers
KY 091-C00024N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2005)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 38.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
215

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 12, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • September 9, 2014: New photo from Tedd
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • October 16, 2009: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge is closed to vehicular traffic, open to pedestrians. BEWARE OF DOGS!
  • February 4, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Old Rt. 68 Licking River Bridge
Posted October 16, 2009, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The dogs aren't mean or anything, but they made leaving the bridge a true test of my Dodge 'Em car driving skills. Be prepared to drive back up to the new alignment of US 68 at about 3 mph.