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Martin's Fork Greenway Bridge

Photos 

South profile, looking downriver

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in December 2013

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BH Photo #271647

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Street Views 

Description 

One of two Warren truss (camelback design) bridges built by the L & N on Martin's Fork during the same year at the same time.

Facts 

Overview
Polygonal Warren pony truss (camelback design) bridge over Cumberland River, Martin's Fork on abandoned railroad
Location
Cawood, Harlan County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1910 to carry Louisville & Nashville spur to coal mines at Crummies, KY
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss, camelback design
Dimensions
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Also called
L&N - Martin's Fork Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.78423, -83.23717   (decimal degrees)
36°47'03" N, 83°14'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/300369/4073271 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Evarts
Elevation
1.253 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 49976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2013: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Added photos, builder, and stats
  • December 9, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 1, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Photo of Bridge - Photo of the bridge
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke