Rating:
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King's Church Rd. Bridge

Photos 

Overview North Face of Bridge(All photos looking southwest)

Photo taken by James McCray in January 2013

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BH Photo #246392

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Plum Creek on A private driveway (according to Google Earth its King's Church Rd)
Location
Bullitt County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic on a private driveway (fenced off with no trasspassing signs--permission must be obtained)
Design
Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.10713, -85.43883   (decimal degrees)
38°06'26" N, 85°26'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/636871/4218852 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterford
Inventory number
BH 55161 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bullitt County, Kentucky (21)
Kentucky (1,377)
Open (41,012)
Owned privately (1,944)
Pony truss (17,077)
Truss (35,919)
Warren pony truss (3,574)
Warren truss (7,038)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2013: New photos from J.P.
  • January 8, 2013: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

King's Church Rd. Bridge
Posted October 8, 2014, by Brian (catbus420 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It looks to be marked as a "road" road on the 1937 Bullitt County map (up at top right of map). The 1937 Jefferson County map doesn't have it continuing there. Who knows?

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King's Church Rd. Bridge
Posted January 9, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks like it has rivets, so I wouldn't call it a MOB. MOBs would be welded. An interesting bridge of lightweight design.

King's Church Rd. Bridge
Posted January 9, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hard to tell when this bridge was constructed. It might be a possible WWII era structure. Obviously, it is not anything pre-1900, but I don't necessarily think it is a MOB either.

My suspicion is that the connections are either riveted or welded. These types of connections are seen on mid-20th century trusses. MOBs tend to not have much in the way of connections at all. They also tend to have a more pre-fabricated look (okay, all trusses are pre-fabricated to some degree, but you see what I mean).

King's Church Rd. Bridge (Need help with this one)
Posted January 8, 2013, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is confusing. First of all Google Earth say this is King's Church Rd., but this looks like just a private driveway and King's Church Rd. is just to the south of this driveway. I am wondering if this driveway could be an old alignment or if Google Earth is wrong.

Next, is this bridge a real historic pony truss or is it an MOB? I personally think its a historic pony truss, but J.P., the other bridgehunter that was with me thinks its an MOB. I think its historic by looking at the rods on the bottom in the closeup pics. We could not get on the bridge itself because it is on private property and was fenced off. At the time the owner of the property was not available for permission so we had to take pics from the adjacent property.

Anyway, is this bridge real or not? Any help will be gladly accepted.