Turtle Creek Bridge

    Turtle Creek Bridge

    The Turtle Creek Bridge is located on Long Stretch Road over Turtle Creek near Augusta, Kentucky.


    The Turtle Creek Bridge, a bowstring iron pony truss, was likely constructed circa 1880 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio and relocated to the site circa 1920. 1 The bridge was altered when steel I-beams were placed above the bottom chord and below the bridge deck so that the pony truss no longer bore a load.

    In 2007, the bowstring pony trusses were relocated to cross a stream at Sandy Watkins Park in Henderson County and restored to bear the weight of pedestrians and cyclists. 1


    Information

    • State: Kentucky
    • Route: Long Stretch Road
    • Type: Bowstring Pony Truss
    • Status: Active - Automobile
    • Total Length: 63 feet
    • Main Span Length: 58 feet
    • Deck Width: 12 feet

    Sources

    1. Holth, Nathan and Rick McOmber. “Long Stretch Road Bridge.” HistoricBridges.org, 7 Jun. 2014.

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