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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Bridge

 
 
The Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
1. The Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Four bridges have spanned the Barren River at this site. The center pylon dates from the first bridge that was built in 1838. The Confederate Army burned the 1838 wooden bridge when evacuating Bowling Green in 1862. The current bridge was built in 1915. This metal truss bridge remains one of the oldest highway spans across the Barren River.
 
Location. 37° 0.068′ N, 86° 25.867′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverview Drive (U.S. 31W) and College Drive, on the left when traveling north on Riverview Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowling Green & Warren County (a few steps from this marker); The Barren River (a few steps from this marker); Western Kentucky University (a few steps from this marker); The Limestone Bluffs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civil War in Bowling Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the L&N Railroad
The Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. The Bridge Marker
Marker located on the left in the background.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shake Rag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ora Porter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
The Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
3. The Bridge
The Barren River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
4. The Barren River Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on January 12, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   4. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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