Old Clay's Ferry Bridge - Lexington, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 37° 53.235 W 084° 20.331
16S E 734019 N 4196644
Quick Description: Old Clay's Ferry Bridge, also known as the KY 2328 bridge, crosses over the Kentucky River near Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 1:10:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM5FMJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member trekinldy59
Views: 15

Long Description:
From the Kentucky Roads website (visit link) --

KY 2328's crosses the Kentucky River on this one lane wrought iron bridge. The bridge was originally opened as a toll bridge in 1869 as part of the Richmond and Lexington Turnpike. The state bought the bridge in 1929 and it became part of US 25.

From the Historic Bridges of the United States website (visit link) --

Facts

Overview: Two-span through truss bridge over Kentucky River on KY 2328 (Old US 25) in Lexington

Location: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

Status: Open to traffic

History: Built 1871; rehabilitated 1955

Design: Warren through truss

Dimensions:
Length of largest span: 216.8 ft.
Total length: 442.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.

Recognition: Posted to the National Register of Historic Places

Approximate latitude, longitude:
+37.88724, -84.33853 (decimal degrees)
37°53'14" N, 84°20'19" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")

Approximate UTM coordinates: 16/734047/4196643 (zone/easting/northing)

USGS topographic map: Ford

Inventory number: BH 18768 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Inspection (as of 03/2007):
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)

Average daily traffic (as of 2007): 1,620
Date Built: 01/01/1871

Length of Span:
Length of largest span: 216.8 ft. Total length: 442.8 ft.


www:
http://bridgehunter.com/ky/fayette/clays-ferry-old/


Parking Coordinates:: Not Listed

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