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New Ledbetter Bridge


Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2013


BH Photo #263470

Street View 


This modern Warren truss has replaced the historic Clark Memorial Bridge, which will soon be demolished.


Warren through truss with no verticals bridge over Tennessee River on US 60
McCracken County, Kentucky, and Livingston County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built 2013 by the C.J. Mahan Construction Co.
- C.J. Mahan Construction Co. of Grove City, Ohio
Warren through truss with no verticals
Length of largest span: 900.0 ft.
Total length: 3,690.1 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 32.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.03325, -88.52487   (decimal degrees)
37°01'60" N, 88°31'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/364377/4099648 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paducah East
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KY 073-B00173N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 57650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 15, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • February 2, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added builder
  • September 15, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • May 6, 2014: New photos from James Baughn
  • November 1, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 17, 2013: Added by Ben Tate

Related Bridges 



New U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter
Posted February 11, 2020, by Keith Todd (keith [dot] todd [at] ky [dot] gov)

The New U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge is at U.S. 60 McCracken County mile point 20.45, just east of the U.S. 60 intersection with U.S. 62. The bridge is at U.S. 60 Livingston County mile point 0.0.

The New U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter opened to traffic on July 31, 2013. Also known as The Ledbetter Bridge and the William Clark Memorial Bridge, the 3,690 foot strucutre carries approximately 7,400 vehicles per day between McCracken County, KY, and Livingston County, KY.

The 1800 ft warren truss with no verticles is believed to be the longest single through-truss span in the world. At 900 ft, it has the 8th longest continuous main span in the world.

The bridge is at Tennessee River navigation mile point 5.3.

The New U.S. 60 Tennessee River bridge replaced a bridge that was open to traffic in 1931. The old bridge was demolished in October 2014.

The continuous through-truss structure is painted a light green. Due to the size of the I-beams, shadowing created by the direction of the sunshine creates the illusion that it is painted several different shades of green. The bridge can even appear to change colors as you drive across near sunrise and sunset.