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Engineer Street Bridge

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Overview

The Engineer Street Bridge has recently undergone a renovation. The bridge is now open to pedestrians and is apart of a city park and pedestrian trail along Lynn Camp Creek in Corbin.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Lynn Camp Creek in Corbin
Location
Corbin, Whitley County, Kentucky, and Knox County, Kentucky
Status
Preserved and open to pedestrians as part of a city park
History
Built ca.1880
Design
Pratt through truss with Phoenix columns
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1986
Also called
East Main Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.95322, -84.09422   (decimal degrees)
36°57'12" N, 84°05'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/758734/4093628 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Corbin
Inventory numbers
NRHP 86000605 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KY 118-C00043N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18965 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 27, 2018: Updated by Daniel: Added category "Phoenix columns"
  • August 26, 2018: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 5, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • April 29, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added NRHP date
  • July 29, 2008: Updated by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Engineer Street Bridge
Posted June 18, 2010, by C Hanchey (cmh2315 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory prepared in 1984 states the bridge was built in 1890 by the L&N Railroad at a different location. In 1902, the railroad offered the bridge to the City and the bridge was moved and installed at this location in 1905.

The bridge was closed to traffic in the early 90's and restored as a pedestrian bridge in 2007.

Engineer Street Bridge, Corbin, KY
Posted October 11, 2009, by Karl Howat (n8miq [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Recent photo of the bridge, inlcuding a high res.

Engineer Street Bridge
Posted April 30, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The date given is definately wrong. This bridge is wrought iron with Phoenix columns and would date from the 1870's-1880's. Probably a product of the Phoenix Bridge Co.

Engineer Street Bridge
Posted April 29, 2009, by Anonymous

Does anybody have any pictures of the bridge before it was rehabilitated? Thanks.

Engineer Street Bridge
Posted April 29, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This bridge has the look of bridges built 30 to 40 years earlier than the build date posted for this listing. It appears to be a cast-iron, rather than steel bridge.