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KRM - Beech Fork River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Through Truss over Beech Fork River on Railroad
Location
Nelson County, Kentucky
Status
Appears as fully intact with rails still present
Railroads
- Kentucky Railway Museum (KRM)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
2 spans of 5 panels each
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.76359, -85.66246   (decimal degrees)
37°45'49" N, 85°39'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617811/4180427 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lebanon Junction
Inventory number
BH 54652 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

KRM Beech Fork River Bridge
Posted February 16, 2013, by Brian Lockett (catbus420 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge should still be there. This railroad was decommissioned a long time ago.

The tracks as far as at least Lebanon were still used in the mid-80's. I remember a train ride from Boston to Lebanon for Ham Days or something when I was little.

Now the tracks are used from Lebanon Junction (where it hits the main L&N line) to New Haven. There's still an old bridge over a tributary of Pottinger Creek, but they're pulled up beyond that.

This bridge would be on the line that currently goes from New Haven on to the main line. There's a Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven and they have train rides to LJ, sometimes having a "Thomas the Tank Engine" engine.