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Swayback Bridge

Photo 

Swayback Bridge

The Park City Daily News: April 16 1961

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BH Photo #527544

Description 

The double plaques are telltale of a Lomas Forge/Brackett built bridge. Lomas was not know for building polygonal trusses, so this was most like built by it's successor.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Drakes Creek on Ky-240
Location
Warren County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1890's; Replaced 1963
Builder
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
Design
9-panel, pinned Camelback through truss
Also called
KY 240-Drakes Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.84254, -86.41623   (decimal degrees)
36°50'33" N, 86°24'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/552048/4077564 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97363 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

9-panel truss (250)
Brackett Bridge Co. (30)
Camelback truss (415)
Kentucky (1,378)
Lost (29,326)
Lost 1963 (95)
Lost during 1960s (1,006)
One-lane traffic (7,941)
Pin-connected (4,924)
Replaced by new bridge (19,916)
Through truss (17,377)
Truss (36,155)
Warren County, Kentucky (14)
Wooden deck (6,189)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2022: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 27, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added categories "9-panel truss", "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck"

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com