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Old Benton Road Bridge

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Old Benton Road Bridge

The Paducah Sun: September 27 1966

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BH Photo #443092

Description 

Built at a cost of $17,00 by the Vincennes Bridge Company in 1906.

The bridge was damaged by a fatal car crash in September 1967. The damage was originally estimated to be $75,000, later dropped to $10,000. The decision was made to replace rather than repair. The new bridge opened in March 1969.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Clark's River on Old Benton Road
Location
Farley, McCracken County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1906
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Through truss
Also called
Clark's River Bridge
KY 284 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.03333, -88.55250   (decimal degrees)
37°01'60" N, 88°33'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/361920/4099696 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84321 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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