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KY644 Levisa Fork Bridge


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in June 2010


BH Photo #168526

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Levisa Fork of Big Sandy on KY 644
Lawrence County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built ?; One span built 1904 by the King Bridge Co.; Converted to road use after 1914; rehabilitated 1970
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Through truss
Length of largest span: 170.9 ft.
Total length: 470.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.08028, -82.59972   (decimal degrees)
38°04'49" N, 82°35'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/359697/4215930 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
KY 064-B00038N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 32.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2021: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Built 1883
  • June 25, 2018: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added category Phoenix columns.
  • June 22, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted conversion to road use
  • August 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 5, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • July 7, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added truss type.
  • June 26, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger

Related Bridges 



KY644 Levisa Fork Bridge
Posted June 23, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)


This bridge looks very similar to the 1868 Hopewell Bridge (NR listed) in neighboring Greenup County.

K4644 Levisa Fork Bridge
Posted June 22, 2018, by Luke

Confirmed via the railroad historical society.

Levisa Fork KY 644 Bridge
Posted June 22, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looking at previous links to pictures, it appears that this possibly is an old railroad bridge. The previous flikr shot from below the Pratt span shows a stringer configuration typical of railroad bridges.

Levisa Fork KY 644 Bridge
Posted May 3, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This is a three span Pratt through truss bridge with one regular (King?) and two Phoenix spans

Found some more pics:

non-Phoenix (King?):


center span Phoenix:


shot from below abutment on non-Phoenix span side:


Levisa Fork KY 644 Bridge
Posted December 18, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My guess would be that the King Bridge Co. built the newer span.

Levisa Fork KY 644 Bridge
Posted December 18, 2012, by Craig Williams (craig [dot] willi1970 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I agree Anthony. It has what appears to be Phoenix Columns and the details on the bridge are very Phoenix Bridge Co looking. I would assume this was fabricated by Phoenix Bridge Co and installed by King Bridge Co. Anyone know if this can be verified?

Levisa Fork KY 644 Bridge
Posted June 26, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very similar to the Tug Fork Bridge


and obviously of earlier origin as well. Date may apply to the span that is mismatched with it.