Valley Pike Covered Bridge

Valley Pike Covered Bridge

The Valley Pike Covered Bridge is located over Lee Creek along Valley Pike Road near Fernleaf, Kentucky.


The Valley Pike Covered Bridge, a covered Kingpost truss, was constructed in 1864. 1 3 It was rebuilt by Stock Bower in 1972.

The privately-owned bridge, used for farm access, was considered Kentucky’s shortest covered bridge. 2 After flooding in July 2017 caused severe damage to the crossing, the Valley Pike Covered Bridge was demolished and replaced with a conventional bridge in April 2018.


Information

  • State: Kentucky
  • Route: Private
  • Type: Covered Kingpost Truss
  • Status: Demolished - Replaced
  • Total Length: 24 feet

Sources

  1. Hultgren, John. “Valley Pike Covered Bridge.” July 19, 2007 Article.
  2. Embry, Mike. “Kentucky’s covered bridges provide a link to the past.” Kentucky Post, October 16, 1997.
  3. “Valley Pike Bridge.” University of Kentucky. July 19, 2007 Article.

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