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Sheehan's Bridge

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Sheehan's Bridge

The Paducah Sun: March 21 1969

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BH Photo #443074

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Description 

Built in 1904 at a cost of $5500. Closed in February 1968. Collapsed in March 1973. Replaced by new bridge in December 1975.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Clark's River on Sheehan's Bridge Road
Location
McCracken County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
The first steel truss bridge built in McCracken County Kentucky
Builder
- Nashville Bridge Co. of Nashville, Tennessee
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.99583, -88.56278   (decimal degrees)
36°59'45" N, 88°33'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/360937/4095551 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84319 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1904 (576)
Built during 1900s (7,422)
Collapsed (396)
Kentucky (1,347)
Lost (26,142)
Lost 1973 (84)
Lost during 1970s (836)
McCracken County, Kentucky (29)
Nashville Bridge Co. (33)
Owned by county (21,169)
Replaced by new bridge (17,683)
Through truss (15,606)
Truss (33,700)
Wooden deck (6,103)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 27, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com