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L&N - Ford Bridge (1907)


Photo taken by Terry Shearer

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BH Photo #241992


Abandoned through truss bridge over Kentucky River on L&N
Ford, Clark County, Kentucky, and Madison County, Kentucky
Built 1907;
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.87939, -84.26508   (decimal degrees)
37°52'46" N, 84°15'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/740534/4195959 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2019: New photos from Jeff Shroyer
  • January 25, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 21, 2012: Updated by J.P.: crosses county line
  • October 25, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated info, removed streetview as it was for the southern bridge and not the bridge at the pin.
  • October 24, 2012: New Street View added by Mike Page
  • June 6, 2010: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Related Bridges 



L&N - Kentucky River Bridge
Posted April 10, 2019, by Jeff Shroyer (Shroyer100 [at] aol [dot] com)

View of this difficult-to-photograph abandoned bridge over the Kentucky R at Ford, KY.

Ford L&N Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

It was a former double tracked L&N line, now single tracked. The former southbound lanes now serve the power plant up to the Kentucky River, where the bridge and associated tunnel are now abandoned.

Ford Railroad Bridge
Posted June 6, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This and the Seaboard Systems Bridge next to it are quite impressive. The satellite image shows the shadows of both bridges and it is neat to see a Camelback and a Parker next to one another.

Ford Railroad Bridge
Posted June 6, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This appears to be a spur that services a power company on the Kentucky River.