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College Street Bridge



This bridge has been excellently preserved and retrofitted for pedestrian use.

Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #111596

Street Views 


Pratt through truss bridge over Barren River on College Street
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
Open to pedestrians
First bridge built 1839. Bridge burned during Civil War in 1862 by Confederate Soldiers. Second bridge built in 1864. Present bridge replaced second bridge in 1915 but original (first bridge) main span pier remains in use to this day.
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 26, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.00120, -86.43030   (decimal degrees)
37°00'04" N, 86°25'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/550689/4095157 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bowling Green North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80001684 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 10, 2012: New photos from James McCray
  • December 13, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Added category "Civil War"
  • November 19, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Merged 1992 NBI Data
  • August 20, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • May 24, 2011: New photo from Mike Page
  • July 23, 2010: New Street View added by Andrew Hansford
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • May 27, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • May 3, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: updated GPS coordinates and NRHP info
  • July 12, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • March 7, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • February 8, 2008: Added by James McCray


  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Andrew Hansford
  • Mike Page
  • Geoff Hubbs


College Street Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Roy Kreutler (roykreutler14 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here are 2 photos of the College Street Covered Bridge which stood on these very piers.

College Street Bridge
Posted May 5, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The heavy rains brought rushing water to the piers of this bridge yesterday, but the water did not come near the deck. Photos courtesy Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.