Hopewell Eastern Kentucky Railway Bridge

    Hopewell Eastern Kentucky Railway Bridge

    The Hopewell Eastern Kentucky Railway Bridge carries KY Route 3306 and formerly carried the Eastern Kentucky Railway over the Little Sandy River in Hopewell, Kentucky.


    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 Hopewell, was constructed in 1868 by the Phoenix Bridge Company of Pennsylvania.

    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 Hopewell and Hunnewell became part of KY Route 3306, which included the reuse of the bridge over the Little Sandy River.


    Information

    • State: Kentucky
    • Route: KY Route 3306
    • Type: Whipple Through Truss
    • Status: Active - Automobile
    • Total Length: 159 feet
    • Main Span Length: 52 feet
    • Deck Width: 12 feet
    • Above Vertical Clearance: 20 feet

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