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College Street Bridge

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Overview

This bridge has been excellently preserved and retrofitted for pedestrian use.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Barren River on College Street
Location
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
First bridge built 1839. Bridge burned during Civil War in 1862 by Confederate Soldiers. Second bridge built in 1864. Present bridge replaced second bridge in 1915 but original (first bridge) main span pier remains in use to this day.
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 26, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.00120, -86.43030   (decimal degrees)
37°00'04" N, 86°25'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/550689/4095157 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bowling Green North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80001684 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1991)
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: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1978)
6,505

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • December 13, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Added category "Civil War"
  • November 19, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Merged 1992 NBI Data
  • August 20, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • May 24, 2011: New photo from Mike Page
  • July 23, 2010: New Street View added by Andrew Hansford
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • May 27, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • May 3, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: updated GPS coordinates and NRHP info
  • July 12, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • March 7, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • February 8, 2008: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Andrew Hansford
  • Mike Page

Comments 

College Street Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Roy Kreutler (roykreutler14 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here are 2 photos of the College Street Covered Bridge which stood on these very piers.

College Street Bridge
Posted May 5, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The heavy rains brought rushing water to the piers of this bridge yesterday, but the water did not come near the deck. Photos courtesy Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.