"Point" at Livermore, Kentucky, on Saturday morning,
October 13, 2001. This is where the Rough River (coming from
the left) flows into the Green River (coming from the far
background). Since 1940, the big blue bridge in the background
has carried U.S. 431 across both the Rough and the Green.
you turned to your right, you used to be able to see another bridge,
a railroad bridge across the Green about 200 yards downstream from
the highway. It was built in 1871. A passenger train
crosses it in this photo taken from the Point about 1915. But
that bridge is gone now.
my 2001 photo, how could the pickup truck reach the Point between
the rivers? The best option nowadays is to use the highway
bridge to cross both the Rough and the Green, then continue three
miles south on 431 and three miles east on Kentucky 85. At the
next upstream bridge, you can cross back over the Green.
a ferry used to operate at this spot.
are four views, depicting the ferry carrying a car from the Point to
the Livermore landing and then embarking on the return trip.
I noted here,
actually took the first two photos myself in 1956. I found the
other two online recently.
25 years earlier, someone climbed up onto the pier of the railroad
bridge and photographed the ferry on its way across both rivers
(before the highway bridge was built). Below, I've colorized
that idyllic panorama from the 1930s. And below that is
my 2001 photo from the same vantage point, now called the Two Rivers