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Boldman Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #142691

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost wire suspension bridge over Big Sandy River on Kentucky Route 1364 in Pikeville
Location
Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built Circa 1935; replaced by new bridge 1983
Design
Swinging suspension bridge, a distinctive cultural feature of Eastern Kentucky.
Dimensions
Total length: 419.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.0 ft.
Also called
Ky. 1364 Suspension Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53111, -82.61861   (decimal degrees)
37°31'52" N, 82°37'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/356985/4155023 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Broad Bottom
Inventory number
BH 43017 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge has been replaced
  • July 15, 2009: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER KY-4 - Boldman Bridge, Spanning Levisa Fork, Pikeville vicinity, Pike, KY

Comments 

Boldman Bridge
Posted January 19, 2013, by Anonymous

Through the 50's this was a "walking" bridge, maybe 3' wide and was replaced by the vehicle bridge in the 60's maybe?