Rating:
3 votes

Driveway Bridge

Photos 

Overview (Looking East)

Photo taken by James McCray in January 2013

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BH Photo #246798

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over a branch of Elkhorn Creek on a private driveway
Location
Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1892
Builders
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- W.B. Basset
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.22819, -84.56839   (decimal degrees)
38°13'41" N, 84°34'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/712841/4233929 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Georgetown
Inventory number
BH 55191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added Carnegie Steel Co. to builder's section
  • January 12, 2013: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Driveway Bridge
Posted January 13, 2013, by Matt Lohry

Wow, love it! The lattice and V-lacing make it look especially amazing! I like the builder plaques too; they are very similar to the ones that were attached to the pony truss approaches on the former Shanley Road Bridge in Elk County, Pennsylvania...interestingly enough, this bridge and the main spans of that bridge were built by the same company, but the approach spans were built by Nelson & Buchanan after they ended their relationship with Pttsburgh Steel...the unique shape must be a Nelson & Buchanan trademark. I wish I had a driveway with a bridge like this for a river crossing!

Driveway Bridge
Posted January 12, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Great find James! A real beauty!!