Kentucky Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Kentucky bridges: 1,117
  • Bridges with photos: 773 (69.2%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 649 (58.1%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,086 (97.2%)

  • Total photos: 8,600

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 847 (75.8% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 624 (73.7% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 554 (65.4% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 847 (100.0% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 191 (17.1% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 100 (52.4% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 160 (83.8% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Viking Bridge (Muhlenberg County, built 1000 a.d., abandoned)
  2. Royal Springs Bridge (Scott County, built 1800, open to traffic)
  3. "Old" River Road/Goose Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1800's(?), open to pedestrians)
  4. Old "Old" Taylorsville Road Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1800's(?), open to pedestrians)
  5. Cynthiana Covered Bridge 17-49-05x (Harrison County, built 1808, lost)
  6. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #2 (Marion County, built 1823, open to pedestrians)
  7. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #1 (Marion County, built 1823, open to pedestrians)
  8. Canal Stone Arch Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1831, replaced by new bridge)
  9. Dover/ Lee's Creek Covered Bridge 17-81-01 (Mason County, built 1835, open to traffic)
  10. Camp Nelson Covered Bridge 17-40-03x / 17-57-10x (Garrard County, built 1838, replaced by new bridge)

By Design

  • Arch: 112 (10.0%)
    • Deck arch: 105 (9.4%)
      • Brick arch: 4 (0.4%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 39 (3.5%)
      • Corrugated multi-plate arch: 1 (0.09%)
      • Luten arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 5 (0.4%)
      • Steel arch: 1 (0.09%)
      • Stone arch: 43 (3.8%)
    • Pony arch: 1 (0.09%)
      • Concrete pony arch: 1 (0.09%)
    • Through arch: 6 (0.5%)
      • Concrete through arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Steel through arch: 3 (0.3%)

  • Beam: 322 (28.8%)
    • Stringer: 145 (13.0%)
      • Concrete stringer: 26 (2.3%)
      • Steel stringer: 83 (7.4%)
      • Timber stringer: 24 (2.1%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 175 (15.7%)

  • Culvert: 84 (7.5%)
    • Concrete culvert: 38 (3.4%)
    • Stone culvert: 4 (0.4%)

  • Ferry: 8 (0.7%)

  • Floating: 1 (0.09%)
    • Pontoon: 1 (0.09%)

  • Rigid frame: 13 (1.2%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 6 (0.5%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 7 (0.6%)

  • Girder: 71 (6.4%)
    • Deck girder: 32 (2.9%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 4 (0.4%)
      • Deck plate girder: 27 (2.4%)
    • Pony/through girder: 28 (2.5%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 27 (2.4%)

  • Other: 1 (0.09%)

  • Slab: 21 (1.9%)

  • Suspension: 16 (1.4%)
    • Cable-stayed: 5 (0.4%)
    • Wire suspension: 6 (0.5%)

  • Truss: 411 (36.8%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
    • Deck truss: 24 (2.1%)
      • Baltimore deck truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 5 (0.4%)
      • Warren deck truss: 11 (1.0%)
      • Whipple deck truss: 1 (0.09%)
    • Modern truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Modern pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
        • Modern Warren pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Modern through truss: 2 (0.2%)
        • Modern polygonal Warren through truss: 1 (0.09%)
        • Modern Pratt through truss: 1 (0.09%)
    • Pony truss: 120 (10.7%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Bowstring pony truss: 5 (0.4%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Lattice pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 30 (2.7%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 12 (1.1%)
      • Warren pony truss: 20 (1.8%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 258 (23.1%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 5 (0.4%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Camelback through truss: 14 (1.3%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe through truss: 5 (0.4%)
      • Kingpost through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Lattice through truss: 1 (0.09%)
        • Town lattice truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Long through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Multiple Kingpost through truss: 5 (0.4%)
      • Other through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Parker through truss: 27 (2.4%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 13 (1.2%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 12 (1.1%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.09%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 4 (0.4%)
      • Pratt through truss: 70 (6.3%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Warren through truss: 34 (3.0%)
        • Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.09%)
        • Warren through truss with no verticals: 1 (0.09%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.09%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 4 (0.4%)
      • Wheeler through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Whipple through truss: 5 (0.4%)

  • Tunnel: 18 (1.6%)

  • Unknown: 39 (3.5%)