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Big Cypress Creek Bridge

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Big Cypress Creek Bridge

The Paducah Sun: April 24 1977

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BH Photo #484753

Map 

Description 

Portals match the Carpenter's Ford Bridge in Augusta County, VA. Confirms Brackett as the fabricator.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Cypress Creek on Shar-Cal Road
Location
Marshall County, Kentucky
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1905; Collapsed due to flood damage 1977
Builder
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Shar-Cal Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02854, -88.44867   (decimal degrees)
37°01'43" N, 88°26'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/371147/4099019 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Brackett Bridge Co. (27)
Built 1905 (811)
Built during 1900s (7,433)
Collapsed (399)
Kentucky (1,351)
Lost (26,390)
Lost 1977 (80)
Lost during 1970s (847)
Marshall County, Kentucky (14)
Owned by county (21,232)
Pratt through truss (5,638)
Pratt truss (9,670)
Through truss (15,732)
Truss (33,892)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 25, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com