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Cumberland Falls Bridge



Photo taken by James McCray


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Stone covered concrete arch bridge over Cumberland River on KY 90
Cumberland River Falls State Park, Whitley County, Kentucky, and McCreary County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1954
- Dawson Bridge Co.
Stone covered closed spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 549.7 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Also called
Edward M. Gatliff Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.83556, -84.34000   (decimal degrees)
36°50'08" N, 84°20'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/737209/4079932 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cumberland Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KY 118-B00037N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18961 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 9, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
  • November 10, 2011: Updated by Clark Embree: fixed typo, changed common name, added builder
  • July 23, 2010: New Street View added by Andrew Hansford
  • April 20, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Changed entry to correct structure type.
  • July 29, 2008: New photos from James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Andrew Hansford
  • Clark Embree
  • Andrew Raker
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Cumberland River Falls Bridge
Posted April 20, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

This structure appears to be of concrete with a stone veneer to give it an appearance of stone. I am changing the entry to reflect this.

Cumberland River Falls Bridge
Posted October 29, 2009, by Kevin Ferguson (floatingmo [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is an early morning shot of the bridge in fall. Water is a little muddy as it rained for a week straight prior to that morning.

Cumberland River KY 90 Bridge
Posted June 24, 2008, by kayandjay.net (kayandjay [dot] net)

This bridge is just upstream of Cumberland Falls