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Luther Draffen Bridge


Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #103333

Street View 


Pair of steel through arch bridges over the Tennessee River on I-24
Marshall County, Kentucky, and Livingston County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 1974 by the Allied Structural Steel Co.
- Allied Structural Steel Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 534.0 ft.
Total length: 2,107.4 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 39.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.0 ft.
Also called
I-24 Tennessee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02650, -88.28556   (decimal degrees)
37°01'35" N, 88°17'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/385653/4098584 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Calvert City
Inventory number
BH 18885 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 17, 2013: New photo from Ben Tate
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • September 11, 2006: Posted new photos


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  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Luther Draffen Bridge
Posted September 1, 2021, by Damon McGaha

With all respect, I am pretty certain that the caption of photo #4 (Ben Tate-August-2013 " As seen from Cumberland River US 62 Bridge") should read "....US 62 Tennessee River Bridge"

Maybe someone could correct the caption.

I-24 Tennessee River Bridge
Posted November 21, 2018, by Anonymous

The joints on this bridge are currently being replaced. A joint broke in April.

Tennessee River I-24 Bridge
Posted May 17, 2012, by Johnnie Welborn, Jr. (native [dot] texan [dot] in [dot] tn [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just to verify, all of the photos displayed are, in fact, of the I-24/I-69 bridge over the Tennessee River (Calvert City, KY). Photo #1 may be compared with the sunset image I've uploaded, taken this past Sunday (5-13-2012) from below the Kentucky Lake Dam (compare the hi-tension towers in the back ground).

Tennessee River I-24 Bridge
Posted July 24, 2009, by Tim Flynn

I think photo #1 is the bridge at Paducah