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Bloomfield Bridge



The Bloomfield bridge is nicely outfitted with old fashioned electric lamp fixtures.

Photo taken by James McCray


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Concrete tee beam bridge over East Fork Simpson Creek on KY 48
Bloomfield, Nelson County, Kentucky
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 16.1 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Listed as a contributing resource to the Bloomfield Historic District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.91193, -85.31832   (decimal degrees)
37°54'43" N, 85°19'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/647828/4197376 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
KY 090-B00095N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 36345 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 17, 2021: Updated by Brian Lockett: Bridge was replaced Spring 2021 in a way that it (visually) nearly identical to the original.
  • April 28, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • July 29, 2008: Updated by James McCray: updated gps coordinates
  • March 3, 2008: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brian Lockett - catbus420 [at] gmail [dot] com


Bloomfield Bridge
Posted April 23, 2021, by Brian Lockett (catbus420 [at] gmail [dot] com)

These are some pics of the replacement work from 4/16/2021.

They are looking west toward Fairfield from the crossroads where the red light used to be or from along Simpson Creek north of the bridge looking south. By the "No Outlet" sign is a restaurant that recently opened up in the longtime Coulter Shell station.

The ones looking down at the little creek are Hinkle Creek. It's long gone underneath downtown Bloomfield. During construction is the first time the end where it flows into Simpson has seen daylight since around 1900. I guess it will be covered up again when they're done with it all.

Bloomfield Bridge
Posted March 29, 2021, by Brian Lockett (catbus420 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's gone. They're replacing it, purportedly trying to make it appear as close to the 1930 bridge as possible. I think that's due to some private donations.

With this bridge gone and the culvert work on US-62/KY-55/KY-48, the last hundred-or-so feet of Hinkle Creek is now visible (for the first time since at least 1930).