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Williamsburg Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118928

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Originally featured a Pratt through truss at one end that collapsed in 1974 after being damaged in a collision. It was replaced with a Bailey truss that was used until the bridge was replaced in 1989.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cumberland River on Main Street (KY 296) at Williamsburg
Location
Whitley County, Kentucky
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1890; replaced 1989
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss (Camelback format)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 300.9 ft.
Total length: 432.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.74417, -84.15778   (decimal degrees)
36°44'39" N, 84°09'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/753764/4070259 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsburg
Inventory number
BH 36992 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • July 23, 2010: New Street View added by Andrew Hansford
  • July 29, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER KY-16 - Williamsburg Bridge, Spanning Cumberland River, Williamsburg, Whitley County, KY
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Andrew Hansford
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com