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Carl D. Perkins Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in April 2009

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BH Photo #169617

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Street View 

Description 

Because of the irregular state line in the Ohio River channel, all but about 300 feet of bridge on its north end is in Kentucky, considered, but unsigned as Kentucky State Highway 8-Spur. Ohio State Highway 852 ends at state line, 300 feet after the north steel truss begins in the above Street View.

Facts 

Overview
Warren cantilevered through truss bridge over Ohio River, CSX Railroad tracks on Kentucky State Highway 8-Spur and U.S. 23 Truck Route, between West Portsmouth, Ohio and South Portsmouth, Kentucky
Location
Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, and Greenup County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1987
Design
3-span Warren cantilevered through truss, with 11 pre-stressed concrete deck approach spans (Ohio side)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 900.0 ft.
Total length: 2,991.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 48.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.72836, -83.01782   (decimal degrees)
38°43'42" N, 83°01'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/324599/4288565 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Friendship
Inventory number
BH 45646 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 71.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008 21089)
6,770

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 13, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Carl D. Perkins Memorial Bridge
Posted July 14, 2010, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

This is a neat bridge. Been over it many times. Not too far from it used to be an inpressive Pennsylvania truss bridge. It was on Ohio OH73. Next to the Portsmouth portal of the concrete replacement sits a monument to the former bridge. Unfortunately on a trip around the then closed Grant bridge, I saw the sad demolition-in-progress of the multi span icon I luckily crossed only once. I remember seeing one span left out of six or seven it had. I saw men prepping to remove it from the US52 crossing north of it. The Carl Perkins span is an inprovement with it a truss, and not a concrete thing.