Colville Covered Bridge

The Colville Covered Bridge carries Colville Road across Hinkston Creek in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Constructed in 1877,1 3 6 7 the covered span was originally constructed with a single 124-foot Burr truss with a toll gate house.4 In 1913, the span was renovated by Louis Bower of Flemingsburg,5 whose grandfather constructed the Switzer Covered Bridge.6 It was again renovated in 1937 by his son Stock. On December 30, 1974, the Colville Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places 6 and two years later, it became the last surviving span of its type in Bourbon County.5 Flooding in 1997 washed out the bridge, however, it was rebuilt in 2001. 1 3

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  • Designation: KY 3118, Colville Road
  • Crosses: Hinkston Creek
  • Bridge type: Covered
  • Total length: 124 ft.
  • Width: 18 ft.
  • Number of lanes: 1
  1. ‘Colville Covered Bridge.’ University of Kentucky. April 20, 2007 Article.
  2. ‘Kentucky’s Covered Bridges.’ Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives July 1, 2005. April 20, 2007 Article.
  3. Hultgren, John. “Colville Covered Bridge.” September 13, 2006 Article.
  4. ‘Colville Bridge.’ Paris-Bourbon County Tourism Commission. April 20, 2007 Article.
  5. ‘Colville Covered Bridge.’ Kentucky Historical Marker Database. April 20, 2007 Article.
  6. Powell, Robert A. ‘Kentucky Images Magazine.’ Kentucky Images Magazine. 1984.
  7. “A closer view of the bridges.” Herald-Leader (Lexington), September 16, 1986. July 19, 2007.

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