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Trace Road Bridge

Photo 

The Portsmouth Times November 15, 1977

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BH Photo #527685

Description 

Collapsed in a 1977 when tree trimmers accidentally sent a tree careening into the structure.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Kinniconick Creek on Trace Road
Location
Lewis County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1886 and collapsed in 1977
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.54367, -83.22466   (decimal degrees)
38°32'37" N, 83°13'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/306120/4268484 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97388 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,634)
Built 1886 (214)
Built during 1880s (2,221)
Kentucky (1,377)
Lewis County, Kentucky (14)
Lost (29,050)
Lost 1977 (94)
Lost during 1970s (971)
Replaced by new bridge (19,749)
Through truss (17,185)
Truss (35,934)
Wooden deck (6,173)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added category "Wooden deck"

Sources 

  • Brandon Cooper

Comments 

Trace Road Bridge
Posted March 28, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

How brittle was the metal that a tree could cause the destruction? Of course, the tree could have hit the right part on the span, causing a complete failure.

Trace Road Bridge
Posted March 28, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Based on the results, and according to the article, an entire tree fell on it. Must have used a low-budget firm.