April 1948 Ties

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High Bridge, located on the CNO&TP between Lexington and Danville, Kentucky, spans the Kentucky River. It is 1230 feet long and track level is 308 feet above the low water mark.

Completed in 1911 on the same foundation as the bridge then in use and without interfering with traffic, the bridge is thirty-one feet higher than the 1870 bridge it replaced. This had been built by the Cincinnati Southern Railway (now leased to the CNO&TP} when it acquired the unfinished line of the Lexington and Danville Railroad.

Two massive stone towers at each end of the bridge-relics of the first, but abandoned, 'scheme to span the stream with a suspension bridge in 1856-were torn down in 1929.