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Water Street Bridge


Photo taken by James McCray in May 2014


BH Photo #284059

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Stone arch bridge over W. Water Street on N. Race Street (Business US 21E/KY 90) in Glasgow
Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky
Open to traffic above and below
Built 1800's?; rehabbed in 1959
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 9.8 ft.
Total length: 23.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.9 ft.
Also called
Water Street Tunnels
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.99716, -85.91234   (decimal degrees)
36°59'50" N, 85°54'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/596780/4095110 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glasgow South
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
KY 005-B00058N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 61050 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Sufficiency rating: 20 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added local name: Water Street Tunnels
  • May 24, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Lattice Railing"
  • May 24, 2014: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth


Water Street Bridge
Posted March 5, 2020, by Jennifer Wright (Jiffinerwright [at] gmail [dot] com )

Water street bridge has been closed ,beneath to all traffic for well over three years.

Water Street Bridge
Posted July 8, 2015, by Marty Cast (Playing55 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Currently closed to traffic below as rocks had fallen off underneath the street.

Water Street Bridge
Posted May 24, 2014, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Interesting structure....NBI says it was built in 1959, but if you look you will see that there is an older stone arch structure on the inside of the arch. The bridge was widened in 1959 and the NBI records that as the build year. However the real question is..When was the original portion built? Anyone knows please comment. My guess is that this portion of the road (US 31E) was part of the eastern leg of the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike (Dixie Highway), and the bridge was built when the Turnpike was built. My guess..and that would put the build date in the 1830's-1850's era.