Tygarts Creek Arch Bridge

    Tygarts Creek Arch Bridge

    The Tygarts Creek Arch Bridge is a concrete arch bridge that carries a local road over Tygarts Creek in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

    An open-spandrel arch bridge over Tygarts Creek east of Olive Hill was constructed in 1927 for US Route 60 and initially named the Fields’ Bridge. 1 It was bypassed with a contemporary girder structure in 2010 as part of a broader $12 million, 1½-mile safety improvement project to functionally replace a structurally deficient crossing and eliminate sharp curves. 2


    • State: Kentucky
    • Route: Formerly US Route 60
    • Type: Open Spandrel Arch
    • Status: Active - Automobile
    • Total Length: 392 feet
    • Main Span Length: 102 feet
    • Deck Width: 21 feet
    • Roadway Width: 20 feet


    1. US 60, Olive Hill to Grayson Road.” Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, 1948.
    2. James, Mike. “Governor dedicates curve fix.” Daily Independent [Ashland], 1 Mar. 2010.

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