Northeast Kentucky Railroad Underpasses

    The following documents the various underpasses along the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in northeast Kentucky.


    Catlettsburg

    The Chattaroi Railroad opened through Catlettsburg in 1880, and the line was acquired by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad (C&O) in 1911. The original alignment was relocated and elevated through the city in 1929 which included the construction of this underpass. It was originally two-lanes and converted to a one-lane northbound operation c. 1966.

    Raceland-Worthington

    The Raceland-Worthington underpass connecting Raceland and Worthington consists of three underpasses that carry KY Route 244 under the Russell Railyard and bypass tracks:

    • A one-lane underpass built by the Bethlehem Steel Company in 1949;
    • A two-lane underpass built by the American Bridge Company (US Steel) in 1956-57;
    • A two-lane underpass built by the American Bridge Company (US Steel) in 1956-57.

    Russell

    The underpass of Russell was constructed in 1925 as part of the construction of the Russell Railyards for the C&O.


    Information

    • State: Kentucky
    • Route: Various
    • Type: Beam
    • Status: Active - Automobile

    Sources

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