Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge

Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge

The Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge is a historic covered Wheeler truss crossing over Tygarts Creek in Greenup County, Kentucky.


The Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge, a covered Wheeler truss, was constructed of yellow pine timbers, poplar siding, solid oak flooring, and white oak shingles by Parmly Bennett for his adjoining mill in 1855. 1 3 It was discovered that the crossing was resting on rotting foundations in 2002.

In 2003, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that the historic Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge, the only one of its type still existing, 1 4 would be reconstructed. 2 Because of advanced deterioration, only 15% of the original wood in the bridge was reused.

The refurbished Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge reopened in 2004. 2


Information

  • State: Kentucky
  • Route: Covered Bridge Road
  • Type: Covered Wheeler Truss
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 155 feet

Sources

  1. ‘Bennetts Mill Bridge.’ University of Kentucky. April 20, 2007 Article.
  2. Hultgren, John. ‘Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge.’ October 14, 2004.
  3. ‘Kentucky’s Covered Bridges.’ Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives July 1, 2005.
  4. “Wooden wonders.” Kentucky Post, October 30, 1996.

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