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US68 Lake Barkley Bridge

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Lake Barkley US 68 Bridge

East Approach

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2009

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BH Photo #134391

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Driving across Lake Barkely Bridge

Driving east bound for the first trip. I made two trips so I could go back for Eggners Ferry.

Elliott Johnson

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Lake Barkley on US 68
Location
Trigg County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1944
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 320.8 ft.
Total length: 3,104.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
US68 Cumberland River Bridge
Henry R. Lawrence Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.79972, -87.97722   (decimal degrees)
36°47'59" N, 87°58'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/412821/4073100 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Canton
Inventory numbers
KY 111-B00020N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18948 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
2,916

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2017: New photos from John Christeson
  • September 16, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 11, 2015: New video from Elliott Johnson
  • August 17, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 26, 2012: New photos from James Baughn
  • January 27, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • February 27, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added memorial bridge name

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Nathan Holth
  • Demolition Project Website
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

US68 Lake Barkley Bridge
Posted October 21, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Construction has just started on the new bridge. A few pilings have been driven into the water.

Lake Barkley US 68 Bridge
Posted January 20, 2013, by Kim Harvey

This bridge was recently shown on a recent episode of Moonshiners on the Discovery Channel

Lake Barkley US 68 Bridge
Posted January 27, 2012, by Robert Thompson

Will Foss Maritime be handling the demolition for this one, too?

Lake Barkley US 68 Bridge
Posted January 27, 2012, by Bill McGann

It's a truss and it's in Kentucky: of COURSE it's doomed