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Kewanee Swinging / Suspension Footbridge

Description 

Nice sized swinging / suspension footbridge with a mainspan of over 400 feet. Then northwestern end of the bridge does not have a tower as the main cables continue rising over the four lane highway and are anchored into the mountain. It is possible the roadway was at one time just two lanes wide and was widened at a point after the footbridge was already in. The main cables have evidence of a splice / extension which would have been needed with the excavation of the hillside to make room for the wider highway, thus longer maincables to an anchorage point.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Levisa Fork Big Sandy River on pedestrian pathway
Location
Pike County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.44594, -82.51515   (decimal degrees)
37°26'45" N, 82°30'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/365974/4145420 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pikeville
Inventory number
BH 63642 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 17, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net