Connecting Cairo, Illinois are two significant cantilever truss automobile bridges to Kentucky and Missouri and replaced the last of the ferries that operated at the convergence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The first of the bridges to be completed was a crossing between Cairo and Missouri. Designed by Waddell… Read More »Cairo’s Bridges
The impoundment of the Tennessee River at Gilbertsville led to a significant change in the transportation landscape of western Kentucky.
Years ago, I journeyed to photograph the old Eggner’s Ferry and Lake Barkley Bridges in western Kentucky. Both have since been replaced with new arch spans.
Kentucky is a state with few 19th-century historic trusses remaining in its statewide bridge inventory. That’s why it was surprising to come across fairly rare trusses and a tunnel in Walbridge, Kentucky.
The Lenox Railroad was a short logging and coal railroad that connected to the Morehead & North Fork Railroad at Redwine, Kentucky—which included a tunnel at Leisure.
These are photos of the Brent Spence Bridge as it undergoes significant structural repairs because of a fire on November 11.