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Yamacraw Bridge

Yamacraw Bridge

The abandoned Yamacraw Bridge carried the Kentucky & Tennessee Railroad over the Big South Fork Cumberland River in Yamacraw, Kentucky.

The Yamacraw Bridge was built as part of the Stearns & Lumber Company’s connection to Mine No. 10 and No. 11 in 1906. The closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge was built by the Collier Bridge Company of Indianapolis, Indiana. The mines closed in 1966 and the bridge was abandoned shortly thereafter.


  • State: Kentucky
  • Route: Kentucky & Tennessee Railroad
  • Type: Closed Spandrel Arch
  • Status: Abandoned / Closed
  • Total Length: 565 feet
  • Main Span Length: 120 feet
  • Spans:
  • Deck Width: 20 feet


1 thought on “Yamacraw Bridge”

  1. This actually contains an error. The coal mine and loading facility at Oz, KY was still in operation into the mid-1980s so the K&T was still hauling over the Yamacraw Bridge.

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