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U.S. Route 27 Central Bridge, Spanning Ohio River, Newport, Campbell County, KY



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Location
Spanning Ohio River, Newport, KY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER KY-28
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH.
Significance: The Central Bridge, built in 1890-91, is the earliest extant highway cantilever truss bridge in Kentucky. It was built by the King Iron and Bridge Manufacturing Company, and is one of the longest extant nineteenth century, King bridges in the United States. The Central Bridge consists of a three-span cantilever through truss, two Pennsylvania-Petit trusses, a Pratt truss and viaduct, and viaduct and girder approach spans. The total length of the structure is 2342 feet.

Subjects
Metal Truss Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
King Inn & Bridge Manufacturing Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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