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Hopewell Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 11, 2013 and June 7, 2014

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
KY-3306 Over Little Sandy River
Location
Rural: Greenup County, Kentucky: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1868 By Builder/Contractor: Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Rehabilitation Date
1990
Main Span Length
157.2 Feet (47.9 Meters)
Structure Length
157.2 Feet (47.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
12 Feet (3.66 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
045B00063N

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If the 1868 construction date given for this bridge is correct, this is one of the older surviving examples of a truss bridge with Phoenix Columns. At this time, the Phoenix Bridge Company was actually called Clark, Reeves, and Company and sometimes referred to as the Phoenixville Bridge Works. In any case, the bridge is a rare and highly significant example of a bridge with the patented Phoenix Columns, which are used in this bridge's vertical members, end posts, top chords, as well as portions of the sway and portal bracing. Plaques do not remain on the bridge, but decorative ornate finials do. Among truss bridges with Phoenix Columns, this bridge has additional significance since it is a less common Whipple truss rather than a Pratt truss. This bridge appears to retain good historic integrity, and as of 2013, the structural condition is good as well.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Phoenix Columns and Unorganized Photos

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