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Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in October 2008

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BH Photo #126841

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Ohio River on Business US 62/68 in Maysville
Location
Aberdeen, Mason County, Kentucky, and Brown County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931; Bypassed by the cable-stayed William H. Harsha Bridge in 2000, rehabed in 2003-2004
Builders
- Kentucky Highway Commission
- Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (Design)
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Design)
Design
Steel suspension bridge with Warren deck trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,059.8 ft.
Total length: 2,865.4 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 30, 1983
Also called
Maysville-Aberdeen Bridge
Ohio River US 62/68 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.65000, -83.75944   (decimal degrees)
38°38'60" N, 83°45'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/259861/4281551 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maysville West
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
6,478
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83002823 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
81B00041N
KY 081-B00041N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18890 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2020: New photos from James McCray
  • September 19, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 5, 2016: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • January 3, 2016: New photo from Gene Smania
  • November 21, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 1, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Modjeski and Masters as engineer.
  • November 16, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • November 16, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge is listed on the NRHP
  • April 27, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • September 11, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Ohio side of the bridge & updated status
  • September 11, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • October 30, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mike Mullins
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge
Posted June 7, 2020, by Bob

This bridge was closed late 2019 when inspectors found extensive corrosion damage to several suspender cables. Contractors installed temporary support rods and brackets to reduce the stress on 19 damaged cables, and applied additional anti-corrosive coatings to steel cables and other components showing higher rates of corrosion than expected.It's supposed to reopen at a reduced 15-ton weight limit in a few weeks.