Carl Perkins Bridge

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Carl D. Perkins Bridge
Carl Perkins Bridge 1.jpg
Carries Truck plate.svg
US 23.svg 2 lanes of Truck U.S. Route 23 and OH-852.svg Ohio State Route 852
Crosses Ohio River
Locale Portsmouth, Ohio and South Portsmouth, Kentucky
Maintained by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Design Cantilever bridge
Longest span 274 m
Opened January 28, 1988

The Carl D. Perkins Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans the Ohio River between Portsmouth, Ohio and Greenup County, Kentucky. The bridge carries the two lanes of State Route 852 and Truck Route U.S. Highway 23. The bridge connects to Kentucky Route 8. During the demolition of the original U.S. Grant Bridge and the construction of its replacement upstream, it was the only highway bridge connecting Ohio to Kentucky at Portsmouth. The Perkins Bridge also served as a detour for U.S. Highway 23 during this time period.

The bridge opened on January 28, 1988. It is named after the late Carl D. Perkins, Congressman from the 7th District of Kentucky.

A view of the Carl Perkins Bridge from U.S. 52 with a bridge (SR 104 & SR 73) crossing the Scioto River in the foreground

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Coordinates: 38°43′40″N 83°01′04″W / 38.7279°N 83.0177°W / 38.7279; -83.0177