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CSX - Maloney Bend Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by james back in October 2011

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BH Photo #219409

Description 

Although the bridge is built in a straight line, the railroad it carries is skewed several degrees from one end to the other.

Facts 

Overview
Warren camelback through truss bridge over the Kentucky River, North Fork
Location
Lee County, Kentucky
Status
Operational
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroad
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Subdivided Warren camelback through truss with all verticals, two deck plate girder approaches on either side
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.57872, -83.66756   (decimal degrees)
37°34'43" N, 83°40'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/264439/4162420 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beattyville
Inventory number
BH 50034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

CSX Railroad (1,772)
Camelback truss (415)
Kentucky (1,378)
Lee County, Kentucky (9)
Open (41,016)
Owned by railroad (13,601)
Railroad (16,559)
Through truss (17,370)
Truss (36,146)
Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. (206)
Virginia Bridge Co. (53)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder to pre-existing category.
  • March 22, 2021: Updated by Calvin Sneed: I personally visited this location to photograph the steel truss on 3/21/21 and noticed its plate. I also noted that it is on the Kentucky River North Fork, not the Middle Fork
  • November 4, 2011: Added by james back

Sources 

  • james back
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

CSX - Maloney Bend Bridge
Posted March 22, 2021, by Luke

Welcome back, Calvin!

I changed the builder to the pre-existing category. Good sleuthing on the local name, which brought up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maloney,_Kentucky

Maloney Bend Railroad Bridge
Posted March 22, 2021, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I fixed the name based on what the locals call it. I also noted that by definition and example, it is a subdivided Warren camelback through truss with verticals.