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CSX - Barren River Bridge


Photo taken by J.P. in December 0000


BH Photo #149098

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Barren River on the CSX Railroad
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Replaced an earlier pinned Warren through truss bridge built by the L&N Railroad.
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Family Lines System (FL)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals and a Camelback profile
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 26, 1980
Also called
L&N - Barren River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.00313, -86.43217   (decimal degrees)
37°00'11" N, 86°25'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/550521/4095369 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bowling Green North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80001674 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 43617 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • August 24, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • April 5, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • November 14, 2009: Added by J.P.


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


L&N Railroad Bridge
Posted August 24, 2011, by Mike Page (mike [dot] page [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Look who's getting all shielded, safety tied and scaffolded to get itself a spankin' new paint job.

L&N Railroad Bridge
Posted July 9, 2010, by Ben (w4wsm [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Your history is a little off on this one. The bridge you have history for is the College St. Bridge in Bowling Green. This one was damaged by a derailment in 1921 and replaced shortly after that. I could not find any info on the original build date but the L&N came through BG before the Civil War.