The existing 1897 trusses replaced the original Whipple trusses built in 1872. Railroad service was discontinued in 1987 when CSX transferred its former-L&N traffic to its former-C&O Bridge. Road traffic was removed in 2001. It was rehabilitated and reopened to pedestrians in 2003.
|Historic postcard submitted y Jonathan Maxwell to Bridge Hunter|
|Darrin Roark posted|
1918 Cincinnati Ohio - An awesome image of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Bridge showing a steamboat on the river and a steam locomotive crossing this bridge during the ice gorge that took place that winter. If you look very closely at this image, people can be seen walking through all of that jagged ice. That is extremely dangerous because ice has the tendency to shift rapidly on a frozen river due to the strong currents underneath the ice. This bridge is now called the Purple People Bridge.