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Falmouth Bridge - Old



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #103345


Street View 


Two-span through truss bridge over Licking River on KY 22 at Falmouth
Pendleton County, Kentucky
Demolished and replaced
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1972; demolished 2013
Parker through truss
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
KY 096-B00007N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18918 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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

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  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
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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.