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Grange City Covered Bridge 17-35-05

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The Grange City Covered Bridge is one of three covered bridges in Fleming County, KY.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Fox Creek on KY 111
Location
Fleming County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built sometime between 1865-70. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1976
Also called
HYillsboro
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.25472, -83.65306   (decimal degrees)
38°15'17" N, 83°39'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/267857/4237406 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hillsboro
Inventory numbers
NRHP 76000881 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Built 1865 (31)
Built during 1860s (387)
Covered (1,353)
Fleming County, Kentucky (9)
Have street view (22,091)
Kentucky (1,131)
Multiple Kingpost truss (131)
NR-listed (2,844)
Open to pedestrians (3,540)
Preserved (1,057)
Through truss (12,900)
Truss (29,451)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 13, 2012: New Street View added by james back
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • September 11, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • July 13, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • February 20, 2008: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • james back
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Grange City Covered Bridge
Posted July 25, 2012, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My son and I visited Fleming County yesterday, and aside from the recently restored Goddard Bridge, I was shocked at the state of the covered bridges in the county. It appears that Fleming County has decided to allow the number of bridges to dwindle from three to two as the Grange City Bridge appears to have been forgotten. The Grange City bridge appears to be near collapse, with a large chunk of roadway at both ends of the bridge washed away, and little being done aside from moving the guardrail closer to the middle of the barrel. It has also had parts ripped from the interior and it missing several braces. My son, who had never seen a covered bridge up close, commented on the rather depressing state of the bridge compared to the other two, which told me a lot. Aside from the Cabin Creek bridge in Lewis County, (which has had a restoration truss installed for several years,) this bridge is the worst I've seen in Kentucky and will soon fall into the creek if nothing is done to save it. Just sad.