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Galloway Pike Bridge

Galloway Road Bridge

Galloway Pike Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: July 8, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Galloway Road Over North Elkhorn Creek
Location
Rural: Scott County, Kentucky: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1910 By Builder/Contractor: Empire Bridge Company of Lexington, Kentucky

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
120 Feet (36.58 Meters)
Structure Length
124 Feet (37.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
11.2 Feet (3.41 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
105C00034N

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This bridge is a traditionally composed example of a pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge, built at the end of the pin-connected era. The bridge has been bypassed by a modern bridge on new alignment, and was left standing next to its replacement and not demolished. While this might not seem unusual (why would you demolish a rare historic bridge if not in the way of its replacement?) sadly, most of the time historic bridges are demolished even if they are not in the way of a replacement bridge on new alignment representing waste of tax dollars and purposeless loss of history. It is not known what made this bridge lucky enough to be the recipient of a common sense decision to simply leave the bridge standing, but it is good to see it remains here. Interpretive signs are present at the bridge. Finally, an interesting detail on this bridge is that the original builder plaque has a spelling error. It should read "Empire" for the builder name, but it is spelled "Emprie."

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