Goddard Covered Bridge

Goddard Covered Bridge

The Goddard Covered Bridge, also known as the Goddard White Bridge, is a covered Town lattice truss over Sand Lick Creek in Goddard, Kentucky.


Constructed by Joseph Goddard at an unknown time, its design was based off of the 1820 lattice design of Ithiel Town. 1 It was originally located one mile south of Goddard and moved to its present location in 1933 when KY Route 32 was rebuilt. Because its original 63 feet span did not cross the creek entirely at the new site, a 32-foot approach was added. Exposed exterior wood was painted white to blend in with the adjoining white church and fence.

Steel braces were later added near the abutments to provide additional support. 1 The Goddard Covered Bridge was restored in 1968 under the supervision of Louis “Stock” Bower of the Bower Bridge Company at the cost of $6,000 when some lateral bracing, siding, and roofing were replaced.


Information

  • State: Kentucky
  • Route: Goddard Road
  • Type: Covered Town Lattice Truss
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 92.4 feet
  • Main Span Length: 62 feet
  • Deck Width: 12.1 feet

Sources

  1. Johnson, John. Goddard “White” Bridge. Washington: United States Department of the Interior, 1975. Print.

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