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Cow Creek Bridge

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Cow Creek Bridge

The Courier-Journal: January 28 1969

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BH Photo #509308

Description 

Elegant "M" plaque easily defines this as a product of the Mt. Vernon Bridge Company of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

Stated length of 75ft is obviously incorrect. It was a 10-panel Whipple truss and was likely closer to 150ft in length.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cow Creek on Miller Creek Road (Ky-1571)
Location
Estill County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1880 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Company; Replaced 1970
Builder
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Design
10-panel, pinned Whipple through truss
Also called
Ky-1571 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.68028, -83.94333   (decimal degrees)
37°40'49" N, 83°56'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/240436/4174419 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94624 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 7, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com