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Falmouth Bridge

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Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #103345

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Licking River on KY 22 at Falmouth
Location
Pendleton County, Kentucky
Status
Demolished and replaced
History
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1972; demolished 2013
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 153.8 ft.
Total length: 310.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.67776, -84.32797   (decimal degrees)
38°40'40" N, 84°19'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/732440/4284407 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Falmouth
Inventory numbers
KY 096-B00007N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18918 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
2,890

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2013: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated status per forum post
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • September 12, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • July 23, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Falmouth Bridge
Posted April 7, 2013, by Brian (hayesstation [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Some pictures of bridge being torn down

Falmouth Bridge
Posted April 7, 2013, by Brian (hayesstation [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge was fully dismantled mid March-Early April 2013.

Falmouth Bridge
Posted November 17, 2012, by Brian (hayesstation [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was closed on 11-17-2012, with the opening of the replacement bridge just north.

Falmouth Bridge aka The Blue Bridge
Posted April 26, 2012, by Anonymous

A few interesting facts about this bridge.

Built 1927 rated at 15 Ton capacity as noted on the permenate plaque on the bridge.

Painted blue with an experimental paint, in early 70's, and rated at 28 ton capacity, as noted on sign mounted in front of bridge, posted by state highway department. (Editorial comment: Impressive paint!

25 Apr 2012 while the replacement bridge is under construction, the Blue Bridge was inspected. That same day, the inspectors spoke to officials and wanted to completedly close the Blue Bridge, as unsafe. Rumor has it, the city officials and the local school board, were instrumental in setting the new weight limit at 3 ton.

Replacement bridge is due completion Mid-2013 time frame.