Grayson Eastern Kentucky Railway Bridge

    Grayson Eastern Kentucky Railway Bridge

    The Grayson Eastern Kentucky Railway Bridge carried the Eastern Kentucky Railway and later KY Route 773 over the Little Sandy River south of Grayson, Kentucky.


    History

    The Eastern Kentucky Railway (EK) is a former 36-mile railroad between Riverton (Greenup) and Webbville, Kentucky. The portion between Grayson and Willard, including the crossing of the Little Sandy River at Grayson, was constructed in 1874 and rebuilt in 1913.

    The EK went bankrupt in 1919 and the portion between Grayson and Webbville was reorganized as the Eastern Kentucky Southern Railway (EKS) in 1928. The EKS ceased operations altogether in January 1933.

    The alignment between Grayson and Hitchins became part of KY Route 773, which included the reuse of the bridge over the Little Sandy River. It was closed to traffic after 1971 when KY Route 773’s terminus was terminated at a new alignment of KY Route 7 between Grayson and Grayson Lake.

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    Information

    • State: Kentucky
    • Route: Eastern Kentucky Railway, KY Route 773
    • Type: Pratt Through Truss
    • Status: Abandoned / Closed

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