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Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge

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Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in June 2010

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Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Kentucky River on KY 80 in Combs
Location
Perry County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement, unless new owner is found.
History
Built 1929
Design
Three-span Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 455.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.26639, -83.21667   (decimal degrees)
37°15'59" N, 83°13'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/303446/4126727 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hazard North
Inventory numbers
KY 097-B00029N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5,121

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to Lost as per forum post.
  • October 24, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • June 25, 2010: New photos from C Hanchey
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.

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Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge
Posted May 15, 2017, by M Cox (trock859[at]yahoo[dot]com)

demolished and replaced

Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge
Posted April 24, 2017, by M Cox (trock859 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Lost

Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge
Posted February 10, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge
Posted June 9, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I think this contract refers to this bridge. Let date was July 11, 2014.

PERRY COUNTY

STP BRO 5271 (039) : HAZARD-HYDEN ROAD (KY-80) REPLACE BRIDGE AND APPROACHES ON KY-80 AT THE CSX RAILROAD AND KENTUCKY RIVER. BRIDGE WITH GRADE, DRAIN & SURFACE. SYP NO. 10-01082.00.

Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge
Posted October 26, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Might be an easier prospect to try and find 3 different takers for 1 span.

Although I would like to have a driveway that required a 3-span bridge!

Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge
Posted October 26, 2011, by David Eike (eikes [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Here's another link to the story that includes a bridge photo:

http://bit.ly/vLUboA

Kentucky River KY 80 Bridge
Posted October 26, 2011, by Mike Page (mike [dot] page [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Kentucky is offering to dismantle and deliver the bridge to it's new location, for free, if they can just find someone to take it.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/25/us-kentucky-bridge...