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L&N - Kentucky Lake Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #239891

Map 

Description 

This bridge has a house built into it eastern approach.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) on an abandoned alignment of the L&N Railroad
Location
Houston County, Tennessee
Status
The "Open to pedestrians only" designation is used sarcastically because the bridge, at least its eastern approaches, has been turned into a private residence.
History
Built 1931, abandoned 1981. main span (vertical lift span) relocated for active use in Bridgeport Alabama
Builder
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroads
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
"House Bridge"
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.30148, -87.95150   (decimal degrees)
36°18'05" N, 87°57'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/414569/4017807 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McKinnon
Inventory number
BH 52852 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2018: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • September 23, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • July 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited infor: privately owned and added approach span type
  • July 9, 2012: Added by James McCray

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • explorekentuckylake.com - Pics and info on bridge
  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Old Houston County Railroad Bridge
Posted September 23, 2012, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is my dream home.