The Green River Bridge at Munfordville
CSX - Plum Springs Loop Overpass
Beaver Creek Bridge
CSX - 1st Avenue North Overpass
Beaver Dam Creek Bridge
I put it up on the big, big screen, and to be honest, it just looks like a brace of power lines draped across the river to me. :(
Finally, some good news. The replacement project is still on, but a huge greenways restoration project going on in nearby Bowling Green, KY seems to have at least a tentative spot on the greenway/walking trails for the bridge's relocation.
Kentucky is offering to dismantle and deliver the bridge to it's new location, for free, if they can just find someone to take it.
It's looks like as of this morning Google's News Archive search page is dead. Trying to reach it just redirects to the advanced news search. I knew they quit adding articles to the database a few months ago, but I hoped they would keep what they had searchable.
Back to doing thing the hard way I guess.
Ok, I found a better article. The bridge already entering replacement isn't listed on Bridgehunter, and doesn't appear to be in the NBI. It's a steel trestle about half a mile up the Salt River from this bridge. You can see a good view of it here;
There is a photo of the trestle at the bottom of the article, though not a very good one. They still want to replace the truss bridge also, but apparently don't have the money at this time. Sorry for panicking.
Thank you again for you help, Anthony. All done, t'is right here.
I have a question, that may be either technical or opinion. I was wandering around Nashville this morning, taking pictures of this n' that, and discovered that approximately 100' from this bridge, the railroad crosses 1st Ave. on the little bridge I've attached a photo of. This bridge was built by the same company at the same time. So, does it count as a separate bridge, or a stand-alone one?
Me too. I've added a couple of railroad bridges and know of another from about 1930, I've just not had the opportunity to get over there for pictures.
Maybe I'll do that today; it's either that or clean house.
It actually reminds me of a crest from an old roller coaster. Just sayin'...
I actually found this today in Barren County, KY while looking for a landmark listed on landmarkhunter.com.
Whatever type of bridge spanned Beaver Creek at this location near Glasgow, KY has been gone for a very, very long time. I might try to look it up someday at the court house, but there isn't even a road here anymore, so it might be an interesting search.
This was actually presented in a public meeting I attended last night.
It was mentioned (with a straight face), that destroying and replacing old one-lane bridges and widening roads will decrease pollution by doing away with cars sitting idle waiting for their turn to cross a one lane bridge.
It was almost funny, but I was just too dumbfounded to laugh.
Sadly, this old timer is soon to be removed. Road crews just reopened it this morning after installing spacers on the side rails to restrict it to a one-lane bridge, and posted a weight limit of 3 tons. It's also in the article that design work is already being done for it's 2013 replacement.
I took a little detour yesterday and drove old US 68 again. This time of year with the leaves gone the old bridge is visible. And, it's still hanging in there.
Many thanks to Matthew Lohry for ID'ing the truss type. I got the "pin-connected" part right.
Reading some of their meeting minutes from 1905/1906, the "Munfordville Bridge Company" sounds more like local businessmen and financiers than bridge builders to me. But, that is the only company listed as builders on what records I could find. The courthouse lost quite a few records during a fire in the attic on 3 January 1928. Interestingly, the records I was reading today were also in the attic that day, but they were able to save many of them. Kudos to firefighters everywhere.