PAL/IC: (Bridge Hunter; Satellite) PAL = Paducah & Louisville Railway
I-24/69: (Bridge Hunter; Satellite)
I'm doing all three bridges in one post because a photo of one often includes one of the other bridges. The railroad tracks used to cross the river on top of the Kentucky Dam. The railroad and US-62 was relocated downstream in 2009 to make room for constructing a larger lock for the dam. The pair of I-24 bridges were built in 1974.
|Photo form KYTC Facebook album|
"The 3,117 ft. long plate girder bridge has a 505 ft. main navigation span."
The road bridge is on the right and the P&L bridge is on the left.
Turning to my right, I got a photo that shows the bottom chord of the RR span.
I walked a little ways down the access road to get a better view. If you compare the position of the towboat for the first tow to the pier of the I-24 bridge, you can see that it has made some progress. The second tow is probably holding position to wait its turn to lock through.
The truss carries the railroad over the navigation channel. The I-24 tied arch span is in the left background. According to the comments, "weathering steel" is the generic term for CorTen steel.
|Street View, May 2018|
|Michael Haynes posted|
4100 ringers at work.
Michael Haynes American Bridge mid 2000’s. Blue rig is theirs, red one is maxim’s.