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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1999 Forrest and Maxie Preston Memorial Pedestrian
River, Johnson County, Kentucky, USA (Big Sandy River Levisa Fork)
Bridgemeister ID:329
Structurae ID:0013863
O'Donnell ID:317
Coordinates:N 37.86015 W 82.726117
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:UKODF99
Principals:Bush and Burchett Inc., Bocook Engineering, S.E.A. Engineers Inc., Issam Harik
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:~316f
Side spans:2 x ~47f
Notes
  • From an old Kentucky Transportation Cabinet web page: "Interested in seeing the world's longest plastic bridge? Visit Johnson County, where the 410-ft-long Forest and Maxie Preston Memorial Pedestrian Bridge recently opened. The bridge was built from a high performance composite material - glass fiber that is reinforced with plastic resins."
  • A University of Kentucky web page refers to the deck material as "glass fiber-reinforced polymer composites."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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