Colville Covered Bridge

Colville Covered Bridge

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


The Colville Covered Bridge, a single 124-foot covered Burr truss, was constructed in 1877. 1 3 6 7  The crossing featured a toll gatehouse that was later removed. 4

The bridge was renovated by Louis Bower of Flemingsburg, 5 whose grandfather constructed the Switzer Covered Bridge, in 1913. 6 It was again renovated in 1937 by his son, Stock.

The Colville Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1974, 6 and it became the last surviving span of its type in the county in 1976. 5

Floodwaters caused the Colville Covered Bridge to collapse in 1997. 1 3 It was rebuilt in 2001 with new and salvaged materials.


Information

  • State: Kentucky
  • Route: 0
  • Type: Covered Burr Arch truss
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 124 feet
  • Deck Width: 18 feet

Sources

  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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