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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