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Covered Bridges

Robertson County- near Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort

The Johnson Creek Bridge, located off KY 1029 in Robertson County near Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort, is a beautiful historic covered bridge.

Fleming County - Flemingsburg Area

Probably the most recognized, the Goddard White Covered Bridge, off KY 32 southeast of Flemingsburg, is the only surviving example of Ithiel Town Lattice design in Kentucky, with timbers joined by wooden pegs. Actual date of construction and the original builder are unknown, but the bridge can be traced back to the 1820's. A favorite spot for photographers, the Goddard Bridge frames the Goddard United Methodist Church in the background. This bridge is still open to traffic and is home to The Covered Bridge Festival held on the 4th Saturday in August.

The Grange City Covered Bridge, off KY 111, is an 86 foot span over Fox Creek. Replaced by a concrete bridge in 1969, efforts are underway to preserve the bridge damaged by four floods. Although no longer open to traffic, the bridge stands majestically amid the surrounding rolling hills.

The Ringo's Mill Covered Bridge, off KY 158, was erected around 1867-1869 over Fox Creek on highway 158. The bridge and surrounding community developed because of a grist mill operating on Fox Creek in the mid-1880's. The bridge is not open to automobile traffic but proudly welcomes visitors now as it did over one hundred years ago.

Exploring the old covered bridges in the scenic countryside is a popular tourist activity, and a guide to all of the bridges is available at the Chamber of Commerce. Covered bridges were first built in the 1790's, but were not popular until 1814. At one time there were more than 400 covered bridges in Kentucky. Only 13 remain, with Fleming County having three. These weathered and scenic "timbered tunnels" are tangible connections to days gone by. They are worth a trip any time of year, providing the visitor a "bridge to the past and future." Each have their own story to tell.

Lewis County - near Tollesboro

The Cabin Creek Covered Bridge, 606-796-2732, built in 1867, is 114 feet long with a burr truss design. You will find it located east of Maysville, near the small town of Tollesboro in Lewis County.

Mason County - between Augusta and Maysville

Dover Bridge, between Augusta and Maysville, is about 200 yards south of KY 8 on Lee Creek Road. Dover Bridge is one of the older remaining bridges, and it's 63-foot span is still open to traffic. Tiny Valley Pike Covered Bridge is located on private property off KY 10 between Maysville and Germantown.

Bracken County - just off AA Hwy

The Walcott Covered Bridge, located at the junction of KY 1159 and the AA Hwy, built in 1835, is a King and Queen post style truss bridge, 74 ft. long across beautiful Locust Creek, in the heart of Bracken County.