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Spottsville Bridge


Green River US 60 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2009


BH Photo #137198


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Through truss bridge over Green River on US 60 at Spottsville
Henderson County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At high risk for demolition and replacement. New bridge to open summer 2022.
Dedicated Dec. 18, 1931; tolls removed Aug. 25, 1945
- International Steel & Iron Co. of Evansville, Indiana
From west to east
One concrete deck girder span
One 12-panel Parker through truss
One 7-panel Parker through truss
Four Warren deck trusses
Length of largest span: 359.8 ft.
Total length: 1,102.7 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Also called
Richard W. Owen Memorial Bridge (official name)
U.S. 60 Bridge
Green River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.86248, -87.41214   (decimal degrees)
37°51'45" N, 87°24'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/463747/4190636 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
KY 051-B00015N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • August 9, 2017: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 20, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • June 23, 2012: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added a common name for this bridge.
  • April 17, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey



Spottsville Bridge
Posted May 11, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Spottsville Bridge
Posted June 11, 2020, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A path has been cleared for the new bridge.

Spottsville Bridge
Posted November 14, 2017, by Andy Stone (akstone14 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Spottsville Bridge
Posted January 12, 2013, by Bob (yosh6654 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is to be replaced in 2015.