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Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge

Photos 

Overview (Deck View Looking South)

Photo taken by James McCray in Feb 09

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Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Panther Creek on KY 81
Location
Daviess County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1934
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 246.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.68972, -87.19111   (decimal degrees)
37°41'23" N, 87°11'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/483150/4171407 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Panther
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
5,145
Inventory numbers
KY 030-B00055N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18759 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2020: New photos from Adam
  • August 9, 2017: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • February 21, 2009: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Adam

Comments 

Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge
Posted May 7, 2022, by Mark Yurina (markyurina [at] gmail [dot] com)

Saw this little beauty yesterday. According to a nearby landowner, the state decided to raise the height of the bridge. It's completely rehabilitated.

Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge
Posted May 28, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)
Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge
Posted May 22, 2020, by Bob

The new damage.

Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge
Posted May 22, 2020, by Pam (pamela_broadston [at] att [dot] net)

How many of these Pratt through truss are even left open to traffic in the state of KY???

Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge
Posted May 21, 2020, by Bob
Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge
Posted September 5, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

All I see here is some rather minor damage to the portal bracing. Are they seriously considering scrapping it after spending 660K on it less than a year ago?!

Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge
Posted September 5, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)
Panther Creek KY 81 Bridge
Posted March 29, 2010, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I admire you for taking these pictures when you did, after the snow. Must've been COLD! That's a true bridge hunter.. no matter what the weather or the terrain. Capturing these elegant bridges in pictures before they're gone, is important!