Rating:
3 votes

Old Highway 53-Ash Run Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in April 2009

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BH Photo #138165

Map 

Description 

The bridge is "unofficially" open to pedestrians due to the fact that the adjacent property owner put pallets on the bridge to make it walkable.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Ash Run on Old highway 53
Location
Oldham County, Kentucky
Status
Abandoned
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.44337, -85.40592   (decimal degrees)
38°26'36" N, 85°24'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/639113/4256213 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Grange
Inventory number
BH 42380 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • May 11, 2009: Updated by J.P.
  • April 20, 2009: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Old Highway 53 Bridge
Posted November 22, 2010, by Kim Harvey

I don't think this one looks abandoned. The property owner appeared to put down a temporary bridge deck for his use.