Carl Perkins Memorial Bridge - Portsmouth, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 38° 43.726 W 083° 01.089
17S E 324571 N 4288611
Quick Description: The Carl Perkins Memorial spans the Ohio River just south of the confluence of the Scioto River, connecting Rt. 23 between Ohio and Kentucky. It opened in 1988.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2008 9:00:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM5DT7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member trekinldy59
Views: 14

Long Description:
The Carl D. Perkins Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans the Ohio River between Portsmouth, Ohio and Greenup County, Kentucky. The bridge carries the two lanes of State Route 852 and Truck Route U.S. Highway 23. The bridge connects to Kentucky Route 8. During the demolition of the original U.S. Grant Bridge and the construction of its replacement upstream, it was the only highway bridge connecting Ohio to Kentucky at Portsmouth. The Perkins Bridge also served as a detour for U.S. Highway 23 during this time period.

The bridge opened on January 28, 1988. It is named after the late Carl D. Perkins, Congressman from the 7th District of Kentucky.

The satellite and street views of this location are quite dramatic.
Parking Coordinates:: N 38° 43.087 W 083° 00.671

Date Built: 01/08/1988

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