Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Historical

Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Historical (HM1TXM)

Location: Prestonsburg, KY 41653 Floyd County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 40.029', W 82° 46.523'

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Prestonsburg Toll Bridge

This bridge, known as "Old Red" Bridge," crossed the Levisa Fork of Big Sandy River. Opened for foot passengers and vehicles on January 6, 1908, it had a span of 430 feet was painted red. The cost to build the bridge was $22,000. Closed to traffic and dismantled in the 1930s.

Presented by City of Prestonsburg

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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System

Known as C&O, the railway entered Floyd County in Nov. 1904, and was a leader in passenger travel in this area until the automobile. The C&O ended its role in passenger travel July 7, 1963. In 1980 the C&O combined with other lines to form CSX Corporation, which mostly hauls coal.

Presented by Prestonsburg Tourism and CSX Transportation
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 343417 N 4170368
Decimal Degrees37.66715000, -82.77538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.029', W 82° 46.523'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 1.74" N, 82° 46' 31.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35-57 N Front St, Prestonsburg KY 41653, US
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