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Spottsville Bridge

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Green River US 60 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2009

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Green River on US 60 at Spottsville
Location
Henderson County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At high risk for demolition and replacement. New bridge to open summer 2022.
History
Dedicated Dec. 18, 1931; tolls removed Aug. 25, 1945
Builder
- International Steel & Iron Co. of Evansville, Indiana
Design
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
Dimensions
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:
Spottsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
2,969
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 

  • September 13, 2021: New photos from Grant DiDomizio
  • September 6, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • September 3, 2021: New photos from Garrett DiDomizio
  • 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

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Comments 

Spottsville Bridge
Posted September 4, 2021, by Tom Hoffman

Yes, at least its not a UCEB. I'd rather see a modern through truss bridge be built to replace a UCEB from the 60s, 70s, or built on a brand new road. Rather see that than to replace a demolished historic through truss.

Spottsville Bridge
Posted September 3, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

They are now in the process of building a new bridge right next to it. All I can say is at least the replacement isn’t an ucb

Spottsville Bridge
Posted August 9, 2021, by Grant DiDomizio (grantdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

I try to go see it every time I travel to Henderson. It is a very serene place, it is always sad to lose such integral pieces of local history with little regard. The view of the new bridge next to the old is very intriguing though. It’s nice that they are using a modern Warren truss variant rather than just a boring slab of concrete. Indeed, the Evansville area is losing too many treasures with this coupled with the pigeon creek US 41 bridge and the eventual destruction of one of the US 41 Ohio River Twin Bridges.

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.