L&N Railroad Bridge

L&N Railroad Bridge (HMQRW)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.189', W 85° 53.234'

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The railroad bridge over the Green River stands a quarter mile to the southwest. Constructed 1857-59 by engineer Albert Fink, the bridge was at the time the largest iron bridge in the United States, with a total length of 1,800 ft. Stonemasons John W. Key & sons built the piers from local limestone. Over.

The L&N railroad bridge became vital in the Civil War. Two battles were fought here for control of this major link. Confederate General Simon B. Buckner ordered Key to destroy two spans to prevent Union use. Bridge repaired by Union and later reengineered. Over.
Presented by Munfordville Tourism Commission.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2160
Year Placed2004
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598660 N 4125384
Decimal Degrees37.26981667, -85.88723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.189', W 85° 53.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 11.34" N, 85° 53' 14.04" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 Dixie Hwy, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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