Kentucky Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Kentucky bridges: 967
  • Bridges with photos: 632 (65.4%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 583 (60.3%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 934 (96.6%)

  • Total photos: 7,980

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 712 (73.6% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 415 (58.3% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 494 (69.4% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 712 (100.0% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 180 (18.6% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 90 (50.0% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 147 (81.7% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Royal Springs Bridge (Scott County, built 1800, open to traffic)
  2. "Old" River Road/Goose Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1800's(?), open to pedestrians)
  3. Old "Old" Taylorsville Road 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 #2 (Marion County, built 1823, open to pedestrians)
  6. Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery Bridge #1 (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: 108 (11.2%)
    • Deck arch: 102 (10.5%)
      • Brick arch: 4 (0.4%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 39 (4.0%)
      • Corrugated multi-plate arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Luten arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 5 (0.5%)
      • Steel arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Stone arch: 40 (4.1%)
    • Pony arch: 1 (0.1%)
      • Concrete pony arch: 1 (0.1%)
    • Through arch: 5 (0.5%)
      • Concrete through arch: 2 (0.2%)
      • Steel through arch: 3 (0.3%)

  • Beam: 244 (25.2%)
    • Stringer: 115 (11.9%)
      • Concrete stringer: 2 (0.2%)
      • Steel stringer: 78 (8.1%)
      • Timber stringer: 23 (2.4%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 129 (13.3%)

  • Culvert: 46 (4.8%)
    • Concrete culvert: 2 (0.2%)
    • Stone culvert: 4 (0.4%)

  • Ferry: 8 (0.8%)

  • Rigid frame: 1 (0.1%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 1 (0.1%)

  • Girder: 66 (6.8%)
    • Deck girder: 28 (2.9%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 2 (0.2%)
      • Deck plate girder: 25 (2.6%)
    • Pony/through girder: 27 (2.8%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 26 (2.7%)

  • Other: 1 (0.1%)

  • Slab: 21 (2.2%)

  • Suspension: 13 (1.3%)
    • Cable-stayed: 6 (0.6%)
    • Wire suspension: 5 (0.5%)

  • Truss: 404 (41.8%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 2 (0.2%)
    • Deck truss: 24 (2.5%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Warren deck truss: 11 (1.1%)
      • Whipple deck truss: 1 (0.1%)
    • Modern truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Modern through truss: 1 (0.1%)
        • Modern Warren pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Modern through truss: 2 (0.2%)
        • Modern polygonal Warren through truss: 1 (0.1%)
        • Modern Pratt through truss: 1 (0.1%)
    • Pony truss: 118 (12.2%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Bowstring pony truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Lattice pony truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 30 (3.1%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 12 (1.2%)
      • Warren pony truss: 19 (2.0%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 254 (26.3%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Burr arch-truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Camelback through truss: 14 (1.4%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 2 (0.2%)
      • Howe through truss: 4 (0.4%)
      • Kingpost through truss: 3 (0.3%)
      • Lattice through truss: 1 (0.1%)
        • Town lattice truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Long through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Multiple Kingpost through truss: 5 (0.5%)
      • Other through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Parker through truss: 27 (2.8%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 13 (1.3%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 12 (1.2%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 4 (0.4%)
      • Pratt through truss: 66 (6.8%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Warren through truss: 35 (3.6%)
        • Warren through truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren through truss with no verticals: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 1 (0.1%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 4 (0.4%)
      • Wheeler through truss: 1 (0.1%)
      • Whipple through truss: 5 (0.5%)

  • Tunnel: 18 (1.9%)

  • Unknown: 37 (3.8%)