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CNTP - Cumberland River Bridge (Burnside)

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Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Cumberland River on Cincinnati Southern Railway and leased by Norfolk Southern
Location
Burnside, Pulaski County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1950 as a part of the Lake Cumberland project
Railroads
- Cincinnati Southern Railway (CNTP)
- Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific Railway (CNO&TP; CNTP)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Also called
CS - Cumberland River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.99581, -84.60527   (decimal degrees)
36°59'45" N, 84°36'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/713102/4097088 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burnside
Inventory number
BH 45558 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added ownership and operater info
  • September 8, 2010: New photo from Andrew Hansford
  • June 30, 2010: Added by Andrew Hansford

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Andrew Hansford
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Cumberland River Railroad Bridge
Posted November 27, 2012, by Alex Wood (illinoiscentral8733 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Actually, the bridge is not owned by Norfolk Southern. Neither is the entire rail line from Cincinnati to Chattanooga. You'd be surprised to know, the City of Cincinnati, Ohio owns the railroad line outright. Norfolk Southern leases the line from them. The line was built by the city starting in 1873 and was completed in 1879. It was built under them as the Cincinnati Southern railroad. The Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific (CNO&TP) began leasing the line soon after, in fact, they were responsible for completing the lining of the 27 tunnels that once occupied the line. Two of which are located about 1/4 mile south of this bridge, where the old bridge sat. Tunnels 3 and 4 are located there. 3 goes under the KY 90 interchange. 4 pops out 100 feet from the old bridge's abbutment. The original bridge was a simple steel structure that was curved on the east/south end. It was bypassed by this one during the raising and creation of Lake Cumberland. In the early 20th century, the Southern Railway acquired the CNO&TP and also its lease with Cincinnati. In 1982 Southern Railway merged with the Norfolk & Western creating Norfolk Southern. NS retained the lease and it expires in 2026. NS will likely renew the lease. In 2009 the city made over 19 million dollars off the lease agreement.

Cumberland River Railroad Bridge
Posted November 14, 2010, by Anonymous

You are absolutely correct! This bridge is indeed part of Norfolk Southern's line between Cincinnati and Chattanooga.

Cumberland River Railroad Bridge
Posted November 11, 2010, by Tom Ketchum (tvketchum [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Union Pacific does not operate any lines in Kentucky. The locomotive in the first picture is likely a leased or run through agreement unit. I suspect Norfolk Southern is the owner of this bridge and trackage.