Hillsboro Covered Bridge

Hillsboro Covered Bridge (also known as the Grange City Covered Bridge), Fleming County, Kentucky

Hillsboro Covered Bridge , Fleming County, Kentucky

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Hillsboro Covered Bridge

Hillsboro covered bridge in Fleming County, Kentucky, which is sometimes referred to as Grange City bridge, is a multiple kingpost design.  Built sometime between 1865 and 1870, it is 86 feet in length and crosses the Fox Creek.  In the 1930s, the wood shingle roof and horizontal wood siding were replaced with galvanized steel.  The bridge was retired from service in 1968 after 100 years of service.  In 1984, the badly rusted roof and siding were replaced with white oak planking and a new metal roof.

Hillsboro Covered Bridge (also known as the Grange City Covered Bridge), Fleming County, Kentucky

Hillsboro Covered Bridge, Fleming County, Kentucky

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The water line mark was left by the big flood in 1997.  Many homes in the area were washed away and many lives lost in this flood.  It is amazing that the bridge only has a high water mark to show for it.

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge, Fleming County, Kentucky

Ringos Mill Covered Bridge, Fleming County, Kentucky

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A few miles down the road is Ringo’s Mill bridge, an almost exact twin of Hillsboro bridge.  It is 81 feet in length, of double kingpost design and also crosses the Fox Creek.  Ringo’s Mill bridge was build in 1869-70.

3 Comments

  1. Terrific images Mark. Wonderful textures. I am always interested in seeing the water lines on these bridges. That’s a pretty high one.

  2. Amazing this bridge withstood such a major flood – but nice to know it’s so darned strong when you drive across it! Nice images.

  3. Awesome shots, Mark!
    That’s a mighty high waterline on this baby. 🙂
    Wonderful processing on this, man.

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