8 votes

13th Street Bridge


Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in April 2010


BH Photo #160767

Street View 


Continuous Warren through truss bridge over Ohio River on U.S. 23 Spur (13th Street) in Ashland
Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and Lawrence County, Ohio
Open to traffic, two lanes, one way northbound
Built 1985
Continuous Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 740.0 ft.
Total length: 2,314.4 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.48417, -82.63985   (decimal degrees)
38°29'03" N, 82°38'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/356972/4260811 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
KY 010-B00058N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • September 21, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 23, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 26, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 4, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.


  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Jesse Sharkoman Berube - jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com


13th Street Bridge
Posted September 11, 2012, by MB (bfalvo1 [at] cogeco [dot] ca)

I think that's a very impressive bridge. I'm not aware of many bridges that are painted blue.

13th Street Bridge
Posted July 11, 2010, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is not on U.S. Highway 60. Neither is its twin bridge next door. It is a common misconception.

U.S. 60 turns right as it approaches both bridges from the south, but it does not cross the river here.. if it did, it would need to get back ACROSS the river to be at Catlettsburg on the south shore where all the U.S. 60 signs are, to go east into Huntington.

BUT... according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), both bridges carry the designation U.S. 23-S, the "S" standing for "spur." It dead-ends at U.S. 52 on the north side of both bridges. There is no signage, so there's no confusion with U.S. 23 South, which passes underneath both bridges on the Ashland side.

Also, despite the southbound vehicles in the Street View, this is a northbound bridge only now. I reoriented the Street View to reflect a northbound only view.

Ohio River US 23 Bridge No. 2
Posted September 25, 2008, by Donald Dale Milne (ddmilne [at] netscape [dot] com)

Another correction. This bridge is also on US-60. It is a one-way street companion to your listing of "Ohio River US 23 Bridge."