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Singing Bridge



The US HWY 60 Bridge in Frankfort is known as the Singing Bridge. The bridge has a metal grate style deck which makes a unique "humming" sound when vehicles drive over the structure.

Photo taken by James McCray


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Replaced a covered bridge.


Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Kentucky River on US 60 in Frankfort
Franklin County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1893; rehabilitated 1956; rehabilitated 2010
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Pennsylvania through truss
Total length: 405.7 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Listed as a contributing resource to the Frankfort Commercial Historic District
Also called
St. Clair Bridge
Bridge Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.19639, -84.87861   (decimal degrees)
38°11'47" N, 84°52'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/685764/4229732 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Frankfort West
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
KY 037-B00065N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2019: New photo from Carl Crasher
  • January 25, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • August 16, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 20, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • November 2, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • October 29, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added 2010 rehab date
  • October 27, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added builder
  • April 9, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • May 2, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey
  • March 3, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • January 30, 2008: New photos from James McCray

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  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Singing Bridge
Posted March 10, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge had a very close call recently:


Singing Bridge
Posted June 18, 2017, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)

this is an amazing bridge in an amazing setting, although it does have a very tragic history

Singing Bridge
Posted December 30, 2015, by Clinton Addison (addclinton [at] gmail [dot] com)

A black man, John Maxey was broken out of jail and lynched here June 2, 1909 after shooting a white man, B.C. Bowers.

Washington Post June 4 1909

Singing Bridge
Posted November 2, 2011, by J.P.

Bridge was partially rehabbed, both portals and a certain amount of truss were painted. The Middle of the Truss was not touched as you can see in the pictures

Singing Bridge
Posted October 29, 2011, by J.P.

Bridge got rehabbed and a nice paint job in 2010 it seems. I'll be checking her out today with some fresh photos.