The Hillsboro Covered Bridge, also known as the Hillsboro-Grange City Covered Bridge, is a covered Burr arch truss over Fox Creek in Fleming County, Kentucky.
Constructed circa 1865-70 based upon Theodore Burr’s 1814 truss design that utilized multiple kingposts, the Hillsboro Covered Bridge featured yellow pine timber with double-shouldered braces. 1 It was bypassed in 1968 when a new alignment of KY Route 111 was completed. 2
The Hillsboro Covered Bridge has withstood rather severe floods, and four flood marks with dates are cut into the wood. 2 One mark is 14″ above the floor and is dated March 14, 1935, while another is 5’9″ above the floor and is dated January 25, 1937. Another marking is 3’7″ above the floor and is dated 1962, while the guard rail near the south portal is marked 2’3″ above the floor and is dated 1948.
- State: Kentucky
- Route: Formerly KY Route 111
- Type: Covered Burr Arch truss
- Status: Active - Pedestrian
- Total Length: 86 feet
- Main Span Length: 81 feet
- Deck Width: 14 feet
- Total Height: 14 feet
- Navigational Clearance:
- Johnson, John. Hillsboro Covered Bridge. Washington: United States Department of the Interior, 1975. Print.
- White, Vernon. Covered Bridges: Focus on Kentucky. Kentucke Imprints, 1985, pp. 55-60.