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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 / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
1. Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Marker
Side One
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 40.029′ N, 82° 46.523′ W. Marker is in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection
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
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Graham (here, next to this marker); 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); The Burns House / A Brief History of the Garfield Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan's Last Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); The May Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Samuel May / Samuel May House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prestonsburg.
 
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Prestonsburg Toll Bridge Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
3. Prestonsburg Toll Bridge Side of Marker
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
4. 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
5. View to South From N. First Street
Markers next to building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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