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Rock Lick Creek Bridge

Rock Lick Creek Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 27, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Abandoned Alignment of CR-1314 (Earl Moorman Road) Over Rock Lick Creek
Location
Rural: Breckinridge County, Kentucky: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
115 Feet (35 Meters)
Structure Length
115 Feet (35 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This extremely rare bowstring truss bridge served a road that has been abandoned for a very long time, but it remains open to pedestrian usage on an undeveloped trail. It is a good example of one of the bowstring designs of the King Bridge Company. The style of the bridge, particularly the vertical members and the trussed floorbeams suggest the bridge is a later example of a King bowstring, perhaps dating to ca 1878-1880. Earlier 1870s bowstrings used a lighter design of vertical member.

 

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