17-12-01 #3) (WGCB KY-12-01 #3): (2001)
A single span multiple Kingpost with Queenpost truss 73' over Locust Creek.
Four miles north northwest of Brooksville, Kentucky. Directions:
From the jct. of KY 9 and KY 19 west of Maysville, Kentucky, take KY 9
four miles to KY 1159 and turn right on KY 1159 about .1 miles and right
again to the bridge which is in a small park. The bridge is easily
visible from the west bound lane of KY 9. It has an unusual truss, in that
it uses a combination of Kingpost and Queenpost. The original bridge
was bypassed and abandoned in 1954. The original bridge, built
1880 (per the World Guide to Covered Bridges (WGCB),
was completely rebuilt in 1998 after being severely damaged by flood waters
in 1997. In 2001 it was again totally rebuilt using new timbers.
It was also lengthened to fit its new location a few yards east of its
original alignment. It is used by pedestrian traffic to access a
small picnic area. The structure rests on concrete abutments
faced to look like stone. It is covered with white painted vertical
boarding on the sides and portals. The deck consists of crosswise
planking and a silver metal roof that projects beyond the entrances to
provide additional weather protection for the interior.
Also known as the White Covered Bridge because local residents
have kept the bridge painted white for a number of years and
the Bracken Covered Bridge. It was listed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1975. (Oct 2009)