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KY 1037 Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over the Canadian National Railway on KY 1037
Location
Hickman County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled to be replaced starting Nov. 12, 2012
History
Built 1942
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 154.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.65417, -88.99889   (decimal degrees)
36°39'15" N, 88°59'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/321333/4058370 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
720
Inventory number
BH 42487 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (14,380)
Built 1942 (234)
Built during 1940s (3,899)
Doomed (1,067)
Hickman County, Kentucky (13)
Kentucky (1,250)
Open (38,220)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,954)
Structurally deficient (15,850)
Timber stringer (3,707)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,672)

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2012: Updated by James Baughn: Scheduled to be replaced starting Nov. 12, 2012
  • April 29, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Comments 

KY 1037 Bridge
Posted June 3, 2012, by Lora (lorabuck [at] aol [dot] com)

Having crossed this bridge many times, I can tell you it lends a whole "nuther" meaning to the phrase "shiver me timbers" : )

KY 1037 Bridge
Posted December 13, 2010, by Mike Page

Sadly, this old timer is soon to be removed. Road crews just reopened it this morning after installing spacers on the side rails to restrict it to a one-lane bridge, and posted a weight limit of 3 tons. It's also in the article that design work is already being done for it's 2013 replacement.

http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local---Regional/Wester...