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March 10, 2011

 Photos compliments of Dorene Murphy. 

Oldtown Covered Bridge 


By John Hultgren 

http://www.hultgren.org/things/bridges/ 

Oldtown Covered Bridge on Route 1 near Oldtown, Greenup County 

• North side of SR 3111 (Frazier Road) approximately 0.2 miles east of SR 1.(SR 3111 is approximately 1.6 miles north of the SR 1 and SR 784 intersection) 

• Travel time from previous bridge: approximately 0:35 (25 miles) 

• Location: N38° 25.904’ W82° 53.678’ 

For the night, you can: 

• Return north to Greenbo Lake State Resort Park (10 miles away). Return to SR 1 and travel north (turn right) approximately 7 miles to SR 1711. Travel west (turn left) on SR 1711 for approximately 3 miles to the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. 

• Travel to Ashland (35 miles away). Return to SR 1 and travel south (turn left) approximately 8 miles to Interstate 64. Travel I-64 east approximately 19 miles to US 60 (exit # 181). Travel US 60 north into Ashland. 



March 3, 2011

 Photos compliments of Dorene Murphy. 

Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge 


 By John Hultgren 

http://www.hultgren.org/things/bridges/ 

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge on Cabin Creek Road near Cottageville, Lewis County 

• Southwest side of the intersection of SR 984 and Cabin Creek Road (which is approximately 0.25 miles east of the Mason County / Lewis County line). 

• Travel time from previous bridge: approximately 0:36 (21 miles) 

• Location: N38° 36.598’ W83° 37.248’ 

From the Cabin Creek Covered Bridge, return 4 miles to SR 10. Travel east (turn left) on SR 10 (which eventually merges into AA Highway) approximately 48 miles to SR 7. Travel north (turn left) on SR 7. 

From the Cabin Creek Covered Bridge, return 4 miles to SR 10. Travel east (turn left) on SR 10 (which eventually merges into AA Highway) approximately 48 miles to SR 7. Travel north (turn left) on SR 7. 

Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge on Route 7 near Argentum, Greenup County 

• East side of SR 7 approximately 0.9 miles north of SR 10 (AA Highway) 

• Travel time from previous bridge: approximately 1:17 (53 miles) 

• Location: N38° 37.853’ W82° 55.606’ 

From the Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge, return to SR 10 (AA Highway) and travel east (turn left) approximately 4 miles to US 23. Travel south (turn right) on US 23 approximately 6 miles to SR 1. Travel south (bear right) on SR 1 approximately 14 miles to SR 3111. Travel east (turn left) on SR 3111.



Feb. 24, 2011

 Photos compliments of Dorene Murphy. 

Dover Covered Bridge on Lee Creek Road, near Dover, Mason County 



 By John Hultgren 

http://www.hultgren.org/things/bridges/ 

From the Dover Creek Covered Bridge, return to SR 8 and continue east (turn right) approximately 11 miles to SR 10. Continue east on SR 10 approximately 6 miles to Spring Creek Road (this road is currently marked at Springdale Roadd). Travel east (turn left) on Spring Creek Road (which turns into SR 984 at the county line) to Cabin Creek Road. Turn right on Cabin Creek Road and go to the stop sign (the bridge will be on your right). 

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge on Cabin Creek Road near Cottageville, Lewis County 

• Southwest side of the intersection of SR 984 and Cabin Creek Road (which is approximately 0.25 miles east of the Mason County / Lewis County line). 

• Travel time from previous bridge: approximately 0:36 (21 miles) 

• Location: N38° 36.598’ W83° 37.248’ 

From the Cabin Creek Covered Bridge, return 4 miles to SR 10. Travel east (turn left) on SR 10 (which eventually merges into AA Highway) approximately 48 miles to SR 7. Travel north (turn left) on SR 7. 





Photos compliments of Dorene Murphy. 

Dover Covered Bridge on Lee Creek Road, near Dover, Mason County 


By John Hultgren 

http://www.hultgren.org/things/bridges/ 

From the Valley Pike Covered Bridge, continue north on Valley Pike Road approximately 2.2 miles to Minerva-Tuckahoe Road. Travel north (turn right) on Minerva-Tuckahoe Road approximately 0.9 miles to SR 576 (Tuckahoe Road). Travel north (turn left) on SR 576 approximately 3.9 miles to SR 8. Travel west (turn left) on SR 8 approximately 1.8 miles to SR 3313 (Lee Creek Road). Travel south (turn left) on SR 3313 (Lee Creek Road). 

Dover Covered Bridge on Lee Creek Road, near Dover, Mason County 

• On Lee Creek Road (SR 3313) over Lee Creek, approximately 0.1 miles south of SR 8. (Lee Creek Road is approximately 0.5 miles east of SR 1235 (Old Dover Road). 

• Travel time from previous bridge: approximately 0:16 (9 miles) 

• Location: N38° 45.037’ W83° 52.712’ 


Feb. 10, 2011

 

Bridges to the Past Tour 

Kentucky’s Remaining Covered Bridges 

 Photos compliments of Dorene Murphy. 

Valley Pike Covered Bridge on Valley Pike Road near Maysville, Mason County 



 By John Hultgren 

http://www.hultgren.org/things/bridges/ 

From the Walcott Covered Bridge, continue east (turn left after returning from SR 1159) on SR 9 (AA Highway) approximately 14 miles to SR 3056. Travel east (turn left) on SR 3056 approximately 0.8 miles to Valley Pike Road. Travel north (turn left) on Valley Pike Road. 

Valley Pike Covered Bridge on Valley Pike Road near Maysville, Mason County 

• East Side of Valley Pike Road, approximately 0.8 miles north of SR 3056. (Valley Pike Road is approximately 0.8 miles east of the SR 9 (AA Highway) / SR 10 intersection). 

• Travel time from previous bridge: approximately 0:21 (15 miles) 

• Location: N38° 40.488’ W83° 52.343’ 

From the Valley Pike Covered Bridge, continue north on Valley Pike Road approximately 2.2 miles to Minerva-Tuckahoe Road. Travel north (turn right) on Minerva-Tuckahoe Road approximately 0.9 miles to SR 576 (Tuckahoe Road). Travel north (turn left) on SR 576 approximately 3.9 miles to SR 8. Travel west (turn left) on SR 8 approximately 1.8 miles to SR 3313 (Lee Creek Road). Travel south (turn left) on SR 3313 (Lee Creek Road). 



Feb 3, 2011

 Bridges to the Past Tour 

Kentucky’s Remaining Covered Bridges 


 Walcott Covered Bridge on Ky 1159 near Bladeston, Bracken County 


By John Hultgren 

Kentucky’s 13 remaining covered bridges can be visited in a pleasant two-day tour. 

Begin your trip in either Georgetown, Kentucky (along Interstate 75 north of Lexington) or Cincinnati, Ohio. 

• From downtown Georgetown, travel US 62 east (or you can join this route from Interstate 75 exit # 126 2 miles east of Georgetown) approximately 34 miles to SR 19. [Georgetown is approximately 1:12 (70 miles) from Louisville, and 0:24 (17 miles) from Lexington.] Travel north (turn left) on SR 19 approximately 15 miles to SR 1159 (Miami Street) in Brooksville. Travel north (turn left) on SR 1159 approximately 4 miles to SR 9 (AA Highway). 

• From Cincinnati , travel to the Interstate 471 / Interstate 275 junction (exit #1 on I-471, exit # 74 on I-275) and exit on to US 27 south. Travel US 27 south approximately 3 miles to SR 9 (AA Highway). Travel south (left turn) on SR 9 (AA Highway) approximately 28 miles to SR 1159. 

Walcott Covered Bridge on Ky 1159 near Bladeston, Bracken County 

• East side (right side) of SR 1159 over Locust Creek. Locust Creek is approximately 0.03 miles north of SR 9 (AA Highway). 

• Travel time from Georgetown: approximately 1:28 (58 miles) 

• Travel time from Cincinnati: approximately 0:54 (39 miles) 

• Location: N38° 44.010’ W84° 05.970’ 




Jan. 27, 2011

 Covered Bridges 

Covered Bridge                Length Year County 

Switzer – near Frankfort – 120ft. 1855 Franklin 

 We decided then we should start coming back home towards McCreary County. Three days later we decided we had to go back and find our last bridge. So we drove to Frankfort in Franklin County and found our last bridge, “The Switzer Covered Bridge.” 

We were so thankful the weather was nice that week. If you ever decided to go looking for covered bridges, it really will be worthwhile. Be sure to pay attention to all the methods they used in putting the bridges together. 

Also our thanks to our daughter Jane for going on-line and finding information on all the bridges, which helped a lot. 


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