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Wolf Creek Dam Bridge


Photo taken by Andrew Raker in October 2007


BH Photo #287913

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Girder bridge over Cumb River-Wolfcreek Dam on Us 127-Us00127-0
Russell County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1951
Length of largest span: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 600.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.86833, -85.14833   (decimal degrees)
36°52'06" N, 85°08'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/665045/4081866 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wolf Creek Dam
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 47712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 10, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • January 15, 2011: Added by J.P.



Wolfcreek Dam Bridge
Posted May 2, 2011, by John Berry (jberry3479 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have been across this a number of times. The view to the downstream side is amazing. It blows my mind every time that I realize just how much water is behind this dam.

I have a thing for dams as well as bridges. this one is on my list to photograph at some point

Wolfcreek Dam Bridge
Posted January 15, 2011, by J.P.

first i was not sure about bridges over dams, but i figured with most of them being shut down due to increase in safety i would go ahead and add this.

2nd reason is because this bridge/dam had been place on the 'high risk' for failure designation, by the army corps. If the dam is to fail, it would cause severe flooding all they way into middle Tennessee. Just to give you a good idea this dam/bridge is the biggest reservoir of water east of the Mississippi. And Nashville has a emergency plan on hand just in case of the dam breaking.