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CSX - Barren River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000

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BH Photo #149098

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Barren River on the CSX Railroad
Location
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
The first bridge erected on this site in 1839. Was burned by soldiers Feb 14, 1862. Rebuilt in 1864, and again burned Feb 12, 1915.
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals and a Camelback profile
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
L&N - Barren River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.00313, -86.43217   (decimal degrees)
37°00'11" N, 86°25'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/550521/4095369 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bowling Green North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80001674 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43617 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • August 24, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • April 5, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • November 14, 2009: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

L&N Railroad Bridge
Posted August 24, 2011, by Mike Page (mike [dot] page [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Look who's getting all shielded, safety tied and scaffolded to get itself a spankin' new paint job.

L&N Railroad Bridge
Posted July 9, 2010, by Ben (w4wsm [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Your history is a little off on this one. The bridge you have history for is the College St. Bridge in Bowling Green. This one was damaged by a derailment in 1921 and replaced shortly after that. I could not find any info on the original build date but the L&N came through BG before the Civil War.