Kentucky Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Kentucky bridges: 1,097
  • Bridges with photos: 763 (69.6%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 629 (57.3%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,066 (97.2%)

  • Total photos: 8,539

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 837 (76.3% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 620 (74.1% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 538 (64.3% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 837 (100.0% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 184 (16.8% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 97 (52.7% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 153 (83.2% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Royal Springs Bridge (Scott County, built 1800, open to traffic)
  2. Old "Old" Taylorsville Road Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1800's(?), open to pedestrians)
  3. "Old" River Road/Goose Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1800's(?), open to pedestrians)
  4. Cynthiana Covered Bridge 17-49-05x (Harrison County, built 1808, lost)
  5. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #1 (Marion County, built 1823, open to pedestrians)
  6. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #2 (Marion County, built 1823, open to pedestrians)
  7. Canal Stone Arch Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1831, replaced by new bridge)
  8. Dover/ Lee's Creek Covered Bridge 17-81-01 (Mason County, built 1835, open to traffic)
  9. Camp Nelson Covered Bridge 17-40-03x / 17-57-10x (Garrard County, built 1838, replaced by new bridge)
  10. Sharpsville Covered Bridge (Washington County, built 1853, lost)

By Design

  • Arch: 110 (10.0%)
    • Deck arch: 103 (9.4%)
      • Brick arch: 4 (0.4%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 39 (3.6%)
      • Corrugated multi-plate arch: 1 (0.09%)
      • Luten arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 5 (0.5%)
      • Steel arch: 1 (0.09%)
      • Stone arch: 41 (3.7%)
    • 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: 315 (28.7%)
    • Stringer: 143 (13.0%)
      • Concrete stringer: 26 (2.4%)
      • Steel stringer: 82 (7.5%)
      • Timber stringer: 23 (2.1%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 170 (15.5%)

  • Culvert: 84 (7.7%)
    • Concrete culvert: 38 (3.5%)
    • Stone culvert: 4 (0.4%)

  • Ferry: 8 (0.7%)

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

  • Girder: 69 (6.3%)
    • Deck girder: 31 (2.8%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 4 (0.4%)
      • Deck plate girder: 26 (2.4%)
    • Pony/through girder: 27 (2.5%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 26 (2.4%)

  • Other: 1 (0.09%)

  • Slab: 21 (1.9%)

  • Suspension: 13 (1.2%)
    • Cable-stayed: 6 (0.5%)
    • Wire suspension: 5 (0.5%)

  • Truss: 406 (37.0%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
    • Deck truss: 24 (2.2%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • 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: 119 (10.8%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Bowstring pony truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • 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: 19 (1.7%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 255 (23.2%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Camelback through truss: 14 (1.3%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe through truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • 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 (0.5%)
      • Other through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Parker through truss: 27 (2.5%)
      • 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: 67 (6.1%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 1 (0.09%)
      • Warren through truss: 35 (3.2%)
        • 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 (0.5%)

  • Tunnel: 18 (1.6%)

  • Unknown: 39 (3.6%)