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Tyrone Bridge



The Tyrone "S" Bridge is one of only several of its kind in the nation. To the right of the bridge is the historic Tyrone High Bridge. For more info on the Tyrone High Bridge, see its respective photos/info page.

Photo taken by James McCray


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Street Views 


The tolled bridge was constructed in 1931-32 by the Virginia Bridge Company. It was financed through the Murphy Toll Bridge Act.


Deck truss bridge over Kentucky River
Tyrone, Anderson County, Kentucky, and Woodford County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1932 by the Virginia Bridge Co., this crossing was extensively rehabilitated in 2006.
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Three-span Warren deck truss
Length of largest span: 360.0 ft.
Total length: 1,254.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Jo Blackburn Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.04083, -84.84667   (decimal degrees)
38°02'27" N, 84°50'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/688962/4212534 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KY 003-B00003N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18706 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Some clarifying remarks
  • November 22, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 20, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 28, 2013: New photo from J.P.
  • May 28, 2013: New photos from J.P.
  • May 25, 2013: New photos from James McCray
  • February 7, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added fabricator/builder per bridge plans.
  • April 28, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 14, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • June 3, 2008: Updated by James McCray

Related Bridges 



Tyrone Bridge
Posted December 11, 2021, by Luis (luissanlop36 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No, it isn't. The bridge featured in "The Road" (John Hillcoat, 2009) is the Rubles Run Bridge, carrying the Mon-Fayette Expressway in Monongalia County, West Virginia:


Tyrone Bridge
Posted December 10, 2021, by Ryan (forthetollferry [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this where that bridge scene in The Road was filmed?

Tyrone Bridge
Posted July 23, 2021, by Bradley Wilder

That is a sign for the entrance to the Kentucky Utilties Tyrone Generating Station, which was on the river just downstream. It was closed in recent years and demolished a couple of years before the streetview picture was taken. I guess they forgot to take the sign.

Tyrone "S" Bridge
Posted November 22, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

On street view #1,what is that on the hill behind the plaque?Looks to me like a sign or monument.