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Red Bridge

Red Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: July 8, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Devils Hollow Road (Old Alignment) Over Benson Creek
Location
Rural: Franklin County, Kentucky: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1896 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
150 Feet (46 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is a classic example of a pin-connected Pratt truss built by the King Bridge Company. It has the trademark star and teardrop cutout design in the portal bracing knee that the King Bridge Company used. The trusses appear to retain excellent historic integrity.

This bridge was bypassed by a modern bridge in 1980 and subsequently abandoned. Additionally, ownership of the bridge has been apparently been formally transferred to a private owner. The bridge has not been maintained and the deck is falling apart. It is fenced off. It is hoped that the private owner of this bridge realizes what a beautiful treasure this bridge is.

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This bridge is reportedly privately owned by Melinda VanArsdall of 2518 Devils Hollow Road.

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