Tyrone Bridge

Tyrone Bridge

The Tyrone Bridge carries US Route 62 across the Kentucky River between Anderson and Woodford counties in Kentucky. The three-span Warren deck truss crossing is one of two S-bridges of its type in the world and the only one of its type in the United States.


Constructed in 1932 by the Virginia Bridge Company, the Tyrone Bridge was dedicated to Joseph Clay Styles Blackburn, a former United States congressman, senator, and governor of the Panama Canal Zone who lived from 1838 to 1918. 1

The crossing was funded by the Murphy Toll Bridge Act that was passed by the Kentucky legislature in 1928. 2 The Act allowed the State Department of Highways to erect highway bridges across the state and allowed the state to sell construction bonds that would be paid back by tolls.

On May 30, 2006, the Tyrone Bridge was closed to traffic for a $5.5 million rehabilitation project that involved the replacement and widening of the bridge deck by two feet and replacement of the bridge deck, and the installation of new, identical bridge railings. 1 The Tyrone Bridge reopened to traffic during the week of October 17.


Information

  • State: Kentucky
  • Route: US Route 62
  • Type:
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 1,254 feet
  • Main Span Length: 360 feet
  • Deck Width: 21.5 feet

Sources

  1. “Tyrone bridge reopens after 41/2-month restoration.” 26 Oct. 2006 Herald Leader (Lexington). 26 Oct. 2006.
  2. Holth, Nathan. “Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.” HistoricBridges.org, 2 Nov. 2013.

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