Saturday, December 17, 2022

1932,2006 US-62 Jo Blackburn Bridge over Kentucky River at Tyrone, KY

(Bridge Hunter; Historic Bridges; B&TSatellite)

You can tell by the railings that this is not just another UCEB (Ugly Concrete Eyesore Bridge). The bridge on the right is Young's High Bridge.
The railings are not original. Fortunately, after they widened the deck by two feet in 2006, they made the effort to replicate the original railings.  [HistoricBridges, B&T]
Street View

Looking at a map shows why another name for this bridge is the Tyrone "S" Bridge.

Photo from Pinterest via BridgeHunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)
Hughes Market and Meat Processing Inc posted
Did you know Kentucky is home to the only 3 span Warren deck truss S-bridge in the U.S. The Jo Blackburn Bridge, which carries U.S. 62 across the Kentucky River between Anderson and Woodford counties.
The 1,256-foot-long bridge was commissioned by the State Highway Commission of Kentucky and built in 1932 by the Virginia Bridge Co.
Running parallel to the Blackburn bridge is Young’s High Bridge, a railroad cantilever bridge built in 1889, one of the oldest and tallest still standing today. Both bridges are next to Wild Turkey Distillery.
1 of  16 photos on B&T
The bridge "was dedicated to Joseph Clay Styles Blackburn, a former United States congressman, senator, and governor of the Panama Canal Zone."

May 2013 Photo by J.P. via BridgeHunter

Sep 2013 Photo by J.P. via BridgeHunter

1 of 8 photos posted by Abandoned
Let's look into two of the Louisville Southern Railroad's most significant bridges in Kentucky: Young's High Bridge across the Kentucky River gorge at Tyrone and a viaduct over a branch of the Cedar Brook.
Read on in our latest Journal entry, "Along the Louisville Southern Railroad":
Abandoned shared

Aug 2023:
safe_image for KYTC restricts weight on historic bridge

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