The Forrest and Maxie Preston Memorial Bridge
|Elevation||633 ft (193 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||501977|
River is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, Kentucky, United States. The post office was first established on September 6, 1890, and its current ZIP code is 41254. Its telephone area code is 606. Its geographic coordinates are (37.86102 N, 82.72623 W).
In 1999, the community of River received international attention for having the world's longest "plastic" bridge. The wooden deck of the 420-foot-long (130 m) Forrest and Maxie Preston Memorial Bridge was replaced with a deck made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The bridge is 30 feet longer than Aberfeldy Bridge in Scotland, which was the former recordholder. The bridge spans the Levisa Fork and connects River to the community of Offutt.
Nearby cities and towns
- Beauty, Kentucky (9.4 miles)
- Boonscamp, Kentucky (4.0 miles)
- Crum, West Virginia (10.8 miles)
- Debord, Kentucky (7.0 miles)
- Inez, Kentucky (7.1 miles)
- Lowmansville, Kentucky (8.9 miles)
- Meally, Kentucky (7.2 miles)
- Paintsville, Kentucky (5.8 miles)
- Pilgrim, Kentucky (12.4 miles)
- Stambaugh, Kentucky (8.9 miles)
- Thelma, Kentucky (7.7 miles)
- Tomahawk, Kentucky (1.9 miles)
- Tutor Key, Kentucky (6.4 miles)
- Ulysses, Kentucky (6.1 miles)
- Van Lear, Kentucky (9.0 miles)
- West Van Lear, Kentucky (9.9 miles)
- Williamsport, Kentucky (5.9 miles)
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: River, Kentucky
- Rennick, Robert M. (1988). "Place Names". Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-0179-4.Retrieved on 2009-08-29
- ZIP Code Look-up Retrieved 2009-11-28
- "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
- Rennick, Robert M. Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 252. ISBN 0-8131-2631-2.
- Forrest and Maxie Preston Memorial Bridge Retrieved on 2009-08-29