Walcott Covered Bridge

Walcott Covered Bridge

The Walcott Covered Bridge, a covered Kingpost and Queenpost span, crosses Locust Creek in Walcott, Kentucky.


Constructed in 1824, the Walcott Covered Bridge was rebuilt in 1881 as a 74-foot King and Queenpost truss. 1 2 The private, tolled crossing was bypassed with a state-constructed concrete bridge in 1954.

The Walcott Covered Bridge was later transferred to the Bracken County Historical Society and then to the Kentucky Department of Parks in 1993. 1 It was damaged in repeated floods in 1997 and 1998. In 2002, the damaged crossing was relocated 400 feet east to a park and reconstructed with mostly new materials. 1

Walcott Covered Bridge


Information

  • State: Kentucky
  • Route: KY Route 1159
  • Type: Covered Kingpost Truss, Covered Queenpost Truss
  • Status: Active - Pedestrian
  • Total Length: 74 feet

Sources

  1. Hultgren, John. “Walcott (or White) Covered Bridge.” Bridges to the Past. N.p., 2011. Web. 14 July 2011. Article.
  2. “Walcott Bridge.” Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 July 2011. Article.

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