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James Bethel Gresham Memorial Bridge, Spanning Green Pond River at Kentucky Route 81, Calhoun, McLean County, KY



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B&W Photos

HB493630
Overall View, Taken From Calhoun, Looking Southwest

HB493631
Overall Side View, Taken From The Green River Locks At Calhoun, Looking East

HB493632
Overall Side View, Taken From The Calhoun City Park, Looking West

HB493633
Overall End View With Approach Span, Taken From Calhoun, Looking South

HB493634
Overall End View With Approach Span, Taken From Rumsey Side, Looking North

HB493635
Barrel Shot, Calhoun Side, Looking South

HB493636
Barrel Shot, Rumsey Side, Looking North

HB493637
Pratt Deck Truss On Calhoun Side, Looking Southwest

HB493638
Detail Of Pratt Deck Truss, And North Portal Of Pennsylvania Petit Truss With Concrete Supporting Pier, Looking Southwest

HB493639
Interior Portal View, Calhoun Side, Looking North

HB493640
Interior Upper Chord Detail, Looking South

HB493641
Interior Portal View, Rumsey Side, Looking South

HB493642
Detail Of Lateral Bracing On Pratt Deck Truss, Calhoun Side, Looking South

HB493643
Floor System Detail, Looking South

HB493644
Full Panel Detail, East Side Of Bridge, Looking Southeast

HB493645
Panel Detail Showing Intermediate Post, Diagonals, Horizontal Struts And Sub-ties, Looking North

HB493646
Center Panel Detail Of Intersection Of All Members, Looking East

HB493647
Upper Panel Point Connection With Horizontal Struts, Diagonals And Intermediate Posts

HB493648
Detail Of Original Lighting System Receptacle On South Portal Entrance

HB493649
Detail Of Original Lighting System Receptacle On Bridge Interior

HB493650
Detail Of Original Lighting System Receptacle On Bridge Interior

HB493651
Bearing Plate Detail On Pratt Deck Truss, Calhoun Side, Looking Southwest

HB493652
Bridge Plate Detail On North Portal End, Calhoun Side


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Green Pond River at Kentucky Route 81, Calhoun, KY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER KY-30
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1975 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1999 demolished
Part of building/structure is in Ramsey, McLean County, KY.
Significance: The James Bethel Gresham Memorial Bridge is significant as the only surviving structure built by the Nashville Bridge Company in Kentucky. The bridge was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places as part of a bridge reevaluation in 1988.

Subjects
Steel Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Harrington, Howard & Ash
Pike, George
Nashville Bridge Company
Fiegel, Jayne H., Historian
Fiegel, Kurt, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW, TAKEN FROM CALHOUN, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. OVERALL SIDE VIEW, TAKEN FROM THE GREEN RIVER LOCKS AT CALHOUN, LOOKING EAST
3. OVERALL SIDE VIEW, TAKEN FROM THE CALHOUN CITY PARK, LOOKING WEST
4. OVERALL END VIEW WITH APPROACH SPAN, TAKEN FROM CALHOUN, LOOKING SOUTH
5. OVERALL END VIEW WITH APPROACH SPAN, TAKEN FROM RUMSEY SIDE, LOOKING NORTH
6. BARREL SHOT, CALHOUN SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH
7. BARREL SHOT, RUMSEY SIDE, LOOKING NORTH
8. PRATT DECK TRUSS ON CALHOUN SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
9. DETAIL OF PRATT DECK TRUSS, AND NORTH PORTAL OF PENNSYLVANIA PETIT TRUSS WITH CONCRETE SUPPORTING PIER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
10. INTERIOR PORTAL VIEW, CALHOUN SIDE, LOOKING NORTH
11. INTERIOR UPPER CHORD DETAIL, LOOKING SOUTH
12. INTERIOR PORTAL VIEW, RUMSEY SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH
13. DETAIL OF LATERAL BRACING ON PRATT DECK TRUSS, CALHOUN SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH
14. FLOOR SYSTEM DETAIL, LOOKING SOUTH
15. FULL PANEL DETAIL, EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
16. PANEL DETAIL SHOWING INTERMEDIATE POST, DIAGONALS, HORIZONTAL STRUTS AND SUB-TIES, LOOKING NORTH
17. CENTER PANEL DETAIL OF INTERSECTION OF ALL MEMBERS, LOOKING EAST
18. UPPER PANEL POINT CONNECTION WITH HORIZONTAL STRUTS, DIAGONALS AND INTERMEDIATE POSTS
19. DETAIL OF ORIGINAL LIGHTING SYSTEM RECEPTACLE ON SOUTH PORTAL ENTRANCE
20. DETAIL OF ORIGINAL LIGHTING SYSTEM RECEPTACLE ON BRIDGE INTERIOR
21. DETAIL OF ORIGINAL LIGHTING SYSTEM RECEPTACLE ON BRIDGE INTERIOR
22. BEARING PLATE DETAIL ON PRATT DECK TRUSS, CALHOUN SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
23. BRIDGE PLATE DETAIL ON NORTH PORTAL END, CALHOUN SIDE


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