Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge, Greenup County, Kentucky

Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge, Greenup County, Kentucky

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Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge

Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge, which crosses Tygarts Creek near the town of South Shore in northeast Kentucky, was built in 1854.  The 158-foot-long single span bridge is the only example of a Wheeler truss bridge in the United States, and one of 13 covered bridges still standing in Kentucky.   The bridge was named after B.F. Bennett, who established a mill that once stood nearby.

Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge, Greenup County, Kentucky

Bennetts Mill Covered Bridge, Greenup County, Kentucky

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Using a grant from the US Department of Transportation received in 2000, repairs were made to restore the structural integrity of the bridge. In addition, the load capacity was raised from 3 to approximately 8 tons.

6 Comments

  1. Really nice images Mark. The first one is perfectly composed and the textures really show the age of the bridge.
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  2. What a great find, Mark. really loving these images and the back story. You’ve captured and processed these to perfection. Looking at the first image, showing some of the inside, this bridge looks mighty rugged.

    Well done, Mark!
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  3. Very nice images Mark. I love old covered bridges and you’ve captured them so well.
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  4. Most wonderful Mark! I love these old bridges, there is something historic and romantic about them. Great captures here my friend, I really enjoyed this set!
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  5. great shots Mark, looks like a wonderful place!
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  6. That, my friend, is a thing of beauty. I have always loved these structures, and been fascinated with them. Cool post and beautiful shots Mark!
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