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Little Sandy River KY 7 Bridge


Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Lost through truss bridge over Little Sandy River on KY 7
Elliott County, Kentucky
Replaced in 2004
Built 1936; replaced 2004
Through truss
Length of largest span: 161.0 ft.
Total length: 377.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.14390, -83.06883   (decimal degrees)
38°08'38" N, 83°04'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/318708/4223802 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 18761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1936 (1,206)
Built during 1930s (12,199)
Elliott County, Kentucky (2)
KY 7 (4)
Kentucky (1,378)
Lost (29,312)
Lost 2004 (537)
Lost during 2000s (4,423)
Owned by state (16,595)
Replaced by new bridge (19,908)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,469)
Through truss (17,371)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,566)
Truss (36,147)


Little Sandy River KY 7 Bridge
Posted May 27, 2009, by Ralph (Mayse)

This bridge is notable for two reasons, not only do my aunt & uncle live a few hundred feet from the site of the old bridge, but I also lost a cousin there in 1977, he was driving southbound in his coaltruck when a spring broke and the truck slammed into the side of one of the trusses(it was a 2-truss bridge), he died at the scene, died very terribly and was only 30-31 y/o at the time. I am glad this bridge has been replaced and I do not miss it, the bridge and the old roadway were hazardous. As for the new bridge and road they're right in front of my aunt & uncle's house, as for why that's another story.