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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