Mike Page

Recent Updates 

Clay Lick Creek Bridge (Metcalfe County, Kentucky)
Pony truss bridge over Clay Lick Creek on Glasgow Street in Edmonton
January 22, 2015: Updated by Mike Page: Replacement completed. Bridge has been destroyed
Clay Lick Creek Bridge (Metcalfe County, Kentucky)
Pony truss bridge over Clay Lick Creek on Glasgow Street in Edmonton
January 5, 2015: Updated by Mike Page: Closed due to impact damage. Replacement under construction.
Bogle Road Bridge (Warren County, Kentucky)
Lost pony truss bridge over R J Corman Railroad on Bogle Road
August 16, 2014: Updated by Mike Page: Permanently closed due to cracks in structure. County is securing right of way for total replacement.
L&N - Kentucky River Bridge (Clark County, Kentucky)
Through truss bridge over Kentucky River on L&N
October 24, 2012: New Street View added
Hogan Road Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Arch bridge over Hogan Road
August 17, 2011: New Street View added
College Street Bridge (Warren County, Kentucky)
Pratt through truss bridge over Barren River on College Street
May 24, 2011: New photo
Beaver Creek Bridge (Barren County, Kentucky)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek on Old US 68
March 15, 2011: New photo
Shelby Street Bridge (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Three-span through truss bridge over Cumberland River on Shelby Street in downtown Nashville
March 6, 2011: New photos
CSX - 1st Avenue North Overpass (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Pony plate girder bridge over 1st Ave North on CSX RR 350185y
March 6, 2011: Updated by Mike Page: Adjusted GPS coordinates
CSX - 1st Avenue North Overpass (Davidson County, Tennessee)
Pony plate girder bridge over 1st Ave North on CSX RR 350185y
March 6, 2011: Added
Pleasant Run Bridge (Grayson County, Kentucky)
Pony truss bridge over Pleasant Run
December 17, 2010: Updated by Mike Page: Replaced in 1973 by NBI #043B00057N
Water St-Goose Cr-L&N Rr Bridge (Green County, Kentucky)
Steel stringer bridge over Water St-Goose Cr-L&N Rr on Pedestrian Traffic
December 11, 2010: Updated by Mike Page: Add description
Water St-Goose Cr-L&N Rr Bridge (Green County, Kentucky)
Steel stringer bridge over Water St-Goose Cr-L&N Rr on Pedestrian Traffic
December 11, 2010: Added
CSX - Plum Springs Loop Overpass (Warren County, Kentucky)
Steel stringer bridge over Plum Springs Loop on CSX Railroad
December 11, 2010: Added
Beaver Dam Creek Bridge (Edmonson County, Kentucky)
Steel stringer bridge over Beaver Dam Creek on Ky-743
December 11, 2010: Added
The Green River Bridge at Munfordville (Hart County, Kentucky)
Warren deck truss bridge over Green River on CSX Transportation
December 10, 2010: New Street View added
Green River US 31 Bridge (Hart County, Kentucky)
Deck truss bridge over Green River on US 31 in Munfordville
December 10, 2010: New Street View added
Munfordville Bridge (Hart County, Kentucky)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Green River on L&N Turnpike/Dixie Highway
December 7, 2010: Updated by Mike Page: Toll system removed 1928 with US Highway status.
Munfordville Bridge (Hart County, Kentucky)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Green River on L&N Turnpike/Dixie Highway
December 7, 2010: Updated by Mike Page: New photos and new info from courthouse
Munfordville Bridge (Hart County, Kentucky)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Green River on L&N Turnpike/Dixie Highway
December 7, 2010: Updated by Mike Page: Found additional information at County Courthouse
Munfordville Bridge (Hart County, Kentucky)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Green River on L&N Turnpike/Dixie Highway
December 6, 2010: Added
The Green River Bridge at Munfordville (Hart County, Kentucky)
Warren deck truss bridge over Green River on CSX Transportation
August 10, 2010: New photo
The Green River Bridge at Munfordville (Hart County, Kentucky)
Warren deck truss bridge over Green River on CSX Transportation
August 7, 2010: Essay added
The Green River Bridge at Munfordville (Hart County, Kentucky)
Warren deck truss bridge over Green River on CSX Transportation
August 7, 2010: Added

Recent Comments 

re: Is this a bridge
Posted May 4, 2012

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. :(

Posted May 1, 2012

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.

http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/local/bridge-may-be-on-the-m...

Posted October 26, 2011

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/25/us-kentucky-bridge...

Good research tool bites the dust
Posted August 18, 2011

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.

Posted June 21, 2011

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;

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=muldraugh+ky&ll=37.996383,-85....

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.

http://www.turret.com/content/railroad-replacing-150-year-ol...

Posted March 6, 2011

Thank you again for you help, Anthony. All done, t'is right here.

http://bridgehunter.com/tn/davidson/bh48374/

Posted March 6, 2011

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?

Posted January 1, 2011

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.

Posted December 31, 2010

It actually reminds me of a crest from an old roller coaster. Just sayin'...

Long, long long lost
Posted December 30, 2010

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.

Have you heard this one yet?
Posted December 24, 2010

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.

Posted December 13, 2010

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.

http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local---Regional/Wester...

Posted December 9, 2010

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.

Posted December 8, 2010

Many thanks to Matthew Lohry for ID'ing the truss type. I got the "pin-connected" part right.

Posted December 7, 2010

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.