PAL - Valley Creek Bridge
The "tubular" design of this bridge is a key feature of bridges made by the Pheonix Bridge Co.
Photo taken by James McCray
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BH Photo #187127
Bridge was built at an unknown location and moved here in 1891.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Valley Creek on Paducah and Louisville Railroad
- Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky
- Open to traffic
- Built Ca. 1870 at an unknown location, moved here 1891
- - Phoenix Iron Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- - Elizabethtown & Paducah Railroad (E&P)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Paducah & Louisville Railway (PAL)
- Pratt through truss with Phoenix columns
Length of largest span: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Also called
- IC - Valley Creek Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.68741, -85.87249 (decimal degrees)
37°41'15" N, 85°52'21" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/599412/4171731 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 47020 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 2, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from IC Track Profile
- August 25, 2011: Updated by J.P.: fixed typo
- November 16, 2010: New photos from J.P.
- November 15, 2010: Added by James McCray
- James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
- John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com