Rock Lick Creek Bowsting Panoramic Shot
This bridge is in a amazing setting.
Photo taken by J.P. in September 2011
BH Photo #214844
The bridge was located on a through county road between Falls of Rough and Glen Dean. After the abandonment of the Falls of Rough Branch of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1941, the county converted the right-of-way into a county road which offered superior driving conditions between the two communities. The Rock Lick Bridge was regulated for private use - and is still in use today.
Great to see... Wonder who was responsible for that?
Nothing there in historicaerials.
I think that I may have found another bowstring truss!!!! It is literally like right there. It is just a few yards beyond the unmaintained side of the bridge. It appears to be over the Rough River. It looks like it still has it's deck. Looks like you can walk on it. I saw this from the satellite view. I think it might be a twin of the listed bridge. It is not as covered by the vegetation. If you look at the satellite, you'll see what I mean. 😃
All double verticals and less of a triangle in those. I think it is a bit earlier than 1883 but not like the earlier like springfield. Guessing 1878:::::::
This bridge is substantially unusual and differs from most King bowstrings I have seen in its construction details. This may be an indication that the late ca. 1880 date is accurate.
I want to go bridge spotting with you guys. Surely there is one more bowstring out there to find. Working with MnDOT on the Kern bridge in Minnesota to see if we can find a solution to that one.
I went bridgehunting with J.P. Saturday. I saw the bowstring bridge that he "discovered." It is totally amazing and what is even more awesome is the fact that it seems to be totally forgotten about. There seems to be no historical records or anything of the sort mentioning this bridge. I have to liken J.P.'s find of this bridge to my discovery of the "Jimmy's Bridge" (http://bridgehunter.com/ne/richardson/) that I made in July in the fact that the bridges were discovered "cold turkey." Anyways, this is only speculation, but I'm wondering if this bridge and the nearby Greens Farm Mill Bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/ky/grayson/greens-farm-mill/) were both ordered at the same time and built at or around the same time since they are both King bridges and are only a mile apart. Any comments would be welcome.
This bridge sits in a amazing setting would love to have been there in a couple months when the leaves start to change.
Its still used for guys to walk across the creek for hunting in fact there were guys who were hunting ducks on the other side when we were there. (they made sure to let us know so we didn't risk a chance of walking in front of them and having a bad day.
The secret's out!
A beauty of a bowstring that looks to be in really nice shape! Surprising how solid the floor looks as it appears to have been abandoned for many years.
Great find J.P.!
Found this bridge on a random website by complete and utter accident while looking for a bridge in West Virgina. Bridge is around the corner from the Green Farm Bowstring Bridge.