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US68 Lake Barkley Bridge


Lake Barkley US 68 Bridge

East Approach

Photo taken by C Hanchey in February 2009


BH Photo #134391

Street View 


Driving across Lake Barkely Bridge

Driving east bound for the first trip. I made two trips so I could go back for Eggners Ferry.

Elliott Johnson

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Parker through truss bridge over Lake Barkley on US 68
Canton, Trigg County, Kentucky
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1944; demolished 2018
Parker through truss bridge
Length of largest span: 320.8 ft.
Total length: 3,104.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.7 ft.
Also called
Henry R. Lawrence Memorial Bridge
US68 Cumberland River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.79972, -87.97722   (decimal degrees)
36°47'59" N, 87°58'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/412821/4073100 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KY 111-B00020N (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 18948 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2018: Updated by Amanda: This bridge was demolished today
  • March 10, 2017: New photos from John Christeson
  • September 16, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 11, 2015: New video from Elliott Johnson
  • August 17, 2013: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 26, 2012: New photos from James Baughn
  • January 27, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • February 27, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Added memorial bridge name


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Nathan Holth
  • Demolition Project Website
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com


US68 Lake Barkley Bridge
Posted October 21, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Construction has just started on the new bridge. A few pilings have been driven into the water.

Lake Barkley US 68 Bridge
Posted January 20, 2013, by Kim Harvey

This bridge was recently shown on a recent episode of Moonshiners on the Discovery Channel

Lake Barkley US 68 Bridge
Posted January 27, 2012, by Robert Thompson

Will Foss Maritime be handling the demolition for this one, too?

Lake Barkley US 68 Bridge
Posted January 27, 2012, by Bill McGann

It's a truss and it's in Kentucky: of COURSE it's doomed