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New Clay's Ferry Bridge

New Clay's Ferry Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: February 25, 2021

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
I-75 Over Kentucky River and KY-2328
Location
Rural: Fayette County, Kentucky and Madison County, Kentucky: United States
Structure Type
Metal Continuous Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Pre-Stressed Concrete Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1998 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
448.0 Feet (136.6 Meters)
Structure Length
1,714.0 Feet (522.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
119 Feet (36.27 Meters)
Spans
5 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
034B00153N

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This bridge has been altered, resulting in a severe loss of historic integrity and significance!

Bridge Status: Only part of the substructure of this bridge remains intact, supporting modern trusses from 1998 above.

While the bridge seen today lacks historic significance, it is a rather interesting story in addressing the ever-increasing traffic needs of busy I-75. The timeline of the bridge is as follows:

1946: A new deck truss bridge is completed by Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio to serve US-25. This bridge features concrete piers with gothic arches.
1963: A companion bridge, reportedly of similar design, is built next to the existing bridge to convert the bridge to serve the new interstate highway, I-75. This bridge features concrete piers with more simple appearance, and simple rectangular openings inside.
1998: A third pier of solid design and simple appearance is added in between the two piers of the bridges, and at this time both truss superstructures were demolished and replaced with a single new superstructure, a deck truss with four truss lines, effectively turning what was once two bridges with two lanes each into a single six lane bridge. These trusses follow the same Warren truss configuration as previous bridges, but lacking any rivets or built-up beams.

Anyone unfamiliar with this story would likely wonder why the piers under the bridge look so weird!
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