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This is a list of all 2 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Kentucky River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1810 (chain bridge)
Frankfort, Kentucky, USA (Kentucky River)
Bridgemeister ID:10
Structurae ID:0008057
References:AAJ, CAB
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 167f
1852 (suspension bridge)
Frankfort, Kentucky, USA (Kentucky River)
Bridgemeister ID:1714
References:AAJ, ENG18570605, HBE, HOF
Principals:Mathew Dickinson Field
Use:Rail
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:~200f, ~300f
Notes
  • HOF describes the location as "between the foot of Broadway and the neck of land near the mouth of Benson Creek."
  • According to ENG18570605, the bridge was significantly reconstructed (because of excessive vibrations) by Julius W. Adams to have three spans of 120, 163, and 163 feet.

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