High Bridge of Kentucky - near Wilmore, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 37° 49.113 W 084° 43.052
16S E 700900 N 4188137
Quick Description: Active rail bridge over the Kentucky River.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2008 7:01:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM57B1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 23

Long Description:
Famous bridge southwest of Lexington, Ky. Started in 1850, its completion was delayed by the Civil War until 1877. Land was provided to the railroad by the nearby Shaker colony. They had operated the nearby landing on the river. Value of the landing was diminished by the railroad. Once the highest bridge in the world over a navigable river. Rebuilt in 1911 without interrupting daily rail traffic. Still in daily use. The coordinates are for a small park with an observation platform with a grand view of the bridge and river and a small museum. Be sure to see the nearby Shaker Village, landing and lock.

See the following, which has a number of old post card images.


(visit link)
Bridge Type: Other

Bridge Usage: Railroad

Moving Bridge: This bridge is static (has no moving pieces)

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Eagle1977 visited High Bridge of Kentucky - near Wilmore, KY 1/16/2009 Eagle1977 visited it