Kentucky & Indiana Bridge (1886)
Kentucky & Indiana Bridge
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2015
License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
BH Photo #439455
This enormous bridge was noteworthy as one of the first large cantilever truss bridges built in the United States, with an overall design profile similar to the later Queensboro Bridge in New York City. When built, this bridge was claimed to have the country's longest cantilever span and the longest movable span. The seven main spans extended for 2,453'.
- Lost cantilever through truss bridge over Ohio River on Monon/Southern/B&O/Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railroad/Daisy Line and Road
- Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Floyd County, Indiana
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1886; Replaced 1912
- - Youngstown Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio (1893 approach replacement.)
- - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville Railway (CIL)
- Daisy Line
- Kentucky & Indiana Bridge & Railroad Co. (K&IB&R)
- Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railroad (K&IT)
- Louisville & Southern Indiana Traction Co. (L&SI)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
- North to south:
Timber trestle approach, 781'
Baltimore through truss, 240'
Double-intersection Warren through truss swing span, 370'
Cantilever through truss, 260'; 480'; 360'; 483'; 260'
Timber trestle approach, 3,990'
Length of largest span: 483.0 ft.
Total length: 7,224.0 ft. (1.4 mi.)
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.28132, -85.80140 (decimal degrees)
38°16'53" N, 85°48'05" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/604832/4237708 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- New Albany
- Inventory number
- BH 60983 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 4, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions and description
- June 10, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
- September 14, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- December 16, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
- September 10, 2015: Updated by Luke: Converted Panhandle duplicate into an entry for an unlisted bridge.
- September 10, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
- May 15, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler