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North Elkhorn Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by C. Hanchey

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BH Photo #131888

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over North Elkhorn Creek on Galloway Road
Location
Scott County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1910 by the Empire Bridge Company; Bypassed by new bridge in 2003
Builder
- Empire Bridge Co. of Lexington, Kentucky
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Also called
Galloway Pike Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.23250, -84.65417   (decimal degrees)
38°13'57" N, 84°39'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/705319/4234213 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Midway
Inventory numbers
KY 105-C00034N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18942 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
225

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 21, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • March 21, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 2, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • March 17, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is not on the national register

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

North Elkhorn Creek Bridge
Posted November 9, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice bridge. Looks like it was restored recently....wonder why they felt it needed to be bypassed. But at least they saved it. The shape of the builder's plates is identical to those from the New Castle/Pan American Bridge Companies. I took the close up of the plaque and tried to lighten it. Although it didn't make much difference, I could just barely make out the company. It was built by the Empire Bridge Company of Lexington,KY. Empire worked closely with the Pan American Bridge Company in their early years, and Pan Am fabricated many of their superstructures until Empire built their own manufacturing facility. Central States also used this style of plaque, as they were formerly the New Castle Bridge Company.

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