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18th Street Lift Bridge (1915)

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Taken from "Triumph at the Falls: The Louisville and Portland Canal, p. 246."

by Leland R. Johnson and Charles E. Parrish.

Louisville District.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Photo provided by William Alden III

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #283563

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Louisville & Portland Canal on 18th Street
Location
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Status
Removed
History
Built June 23, 1915, Removed 1957
Builders
- J.C. Oakes (Engineer)
- Middle States Construction Co. of Columbus, Ohio (Contractor)
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Lift design)
Design
Direct-Lift Through truss (lift ability was 40 feet giving 90 feet of clearance)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 370.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.26778, -85.77480   (decimal degrees)
38°16'04" N, 85°46'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/607178/4236236 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Albany
Inventory number
BH 60977 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • January 2, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • December 9, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Revised date, added builder and measurements.
  • August 5, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • May 15, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 14, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

18th Street Lift Bridge
Posted May 14, 2014, by Douglas Butler

You know that I have some tech drawings of the direct lift bridge also that I'll post up.