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Smithland Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 2, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-60 Over Cumberland River
Location
Smithland: Livingston County, Kentucky: United States
Structure Type
Metal 14 Panel Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1931 By Builder/Contractor: Nashville Bridge Company of Nashville, Tennessee and Engineer/Design: Modjeski and Masters

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1954
Main Span Length
500 Feet (152.4 Meters)
Structure Length
1818 Feet (554.13 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 14 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
070B00017N

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This bridge's future is at risk!

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This historic bridge is slated for demolition and replacement!

This bridge is noted for its large 500 foot truss span. Such a large span resulted in a truss that is of impressive depth, rising far above the roadway creating a dramatic appearance. The fact that the approach spans are all deck plate girders which hide their superstructure under the deck add to the impressive appearance of the through truss span which stands out on its own. The bridge was designed by noted engineering firm Modjeski and Masters. This is a bridge that could and should be rehabilitated and preserved, however like so many historic truss bridges, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to demolish and replace the bridge.

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CarCam: Southbound Crossing
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