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Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System

 
 
Prestonsburg Toll Bridge side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, March 26, 2021
1. Prestonsburg Toll Bridge side of the marker
Inscription.  
(Side One)
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

(Side Two)
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

 
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2117.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts
Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
2. Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Marker
Side Two
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Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1904.
 
Location. 37° 40.029′ N, 82° 46.523′ W. Marker is in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and W. Court Street, on the left when traveling north on N. Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Front St, Prestonsburg KY 41653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Graham (here, next to this marker); Early Commerce (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Event (about 600 feet away); Greenville R. Davidson (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1799 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ferguson Town Branch Ferry and Dock (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burns House / A Brief History of the Garfield Place (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prestonsburg.
 
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
3. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Side of Marker
View to South From N. First Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
4. View to South From N. First Street
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 28, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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