Mt. Zion Covered Bridge

Mt. Zion Covered Bridge (HM2AKV)

Location: Springfield, KY 40069 Washington County
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N 37° 49.672', W 85° 15.424'

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The covered bridge over Little Beech Fork is 211 feet long and 16 feet wide. It utilizes the Burr truss design and is one of the longest multi-spans in Ky. The contractors were H. I. and William F. Barnes of Mount Washington. Original cost of structure was $5,000; completed on November 6, 1871. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1976.

(Reverse) Covered Bridges - Covered bridges were first built in the 1790s but did not become widely popular until after 1814. They were covered to protect them from the weather. At one time there were more than 400 covered bridges in Ky. The timbered spans have played a romantic role in our history. Some were destroyed during the Civil War. The remaining ones are a nostalgic link with the past.
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 11:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 653387 N 4188147
Decimal Degrees37.82786667, -85.25706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.672', W 85° 15.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 40.32" N, 85° 15' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 458 Mt Zion Rd, Springfield KY 40069, US
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