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Collett Bridge


Photo provided by Mike P


BH Photo #329522


Still shown on the 1968/1983 Bowling Green South 1:24,000-Scale Quadrangle.

Prior quadrangles show a USGS gaging station at the bridge.


Lost through truss bridge over Drakes Creek on Collett Bridge Road
Warren County, Kentucky
Destroyed by flooding
Also called
Drakes Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.89373, -86.38375   (decimal degrees)
36°53'37" N, 86°23'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/554908/4083260 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bowling Green South
Inventory number
BH 68014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Destroyed by flood (774)
Kentucky (1,432)
Lost (30,504)
Lost during 2000s (4,448)
Mystery (95)
Through truss (18,178)
Truss (37,205)
Warren County, Kentucky (16)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed to through truss due to seeing a lateral connection on the upper chord.
  • June 14, 2015: Added by Luke via info posted on the forum by Mike P.



Collett Bridge
Posted February 4, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Don, Thank you. I'd love to read it. I am one of the few without FB. I'll check it out soon on my mom's or my friend's account.

Collett Bridge
Posted February 3, 2019, by Don Morrison

Not much to add but a facebook page where some folks pondered on this bridge's remains in 2015.


Collett Bridge
Posted February 3, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Melissa, my guess is that this bridge had been abandoned for a long time. Obviously when it fell no one was very concerned about it, so you might not find a news article relating to it.

Collett Bridge
Posted February 3, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I've been searching for information on this Mystery but nothing so far