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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
Dimensions
Total length: 86.0 ft.
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)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • 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
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Grange City Covered Bridge 17-35-05
Posted January 12, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Barring any flooding that should hopefully hold until long-term action can be taken. Looks to me as if the bridge will have to be dismantled and repaired, with the abutments needing to be replaced.

Grange City Covered Bridge 17-35-05
Posted January 12, 2021, by Rick Shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ok so the first pic is from July when assistance had arrived. I am delighted to see what the scene shows today, they have done a wonderful job of straightening this bridge on-site, even the floor is back in position. The bridge does still have quite a pronounced bow, but considering where it was a few months ago...

Grange City Covered Bridge 17-35-05
Posted June 4, 2020, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

If you want to see this bridge I would strongly suggest that you do not wait. I honestly don't know what is holding it up...

Grange City Covered Bridge 17-35-05
Posted May 27, 2020, by Brian F Lockett (catbus420 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Historic Grange City Covered Bridge in danger of collapse

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Historic-Grange-City-Cover...

There are only twelve left in Kentucky. One of these bridges, Grange City Covered Bridge, is in bad condition.

The bridge has been deteriorating for years, according to Paul Barber who has lived by the bridge for 45 years.

"The old bridge down there was my kid's playhouse, I mean that's where they played when they were growing up, it just breaks my heart that our politicians have let this go this long," says Barber. "It tears me up to see it in that shape when it should have been repaired, it should have been the first one."

"A community treasure, it's an important part of Kentucky's transportation history," says Allen Blair, spokesman for Kentucky Department of Highways.

Barber warns if action isn't taken soon, history is going to be wasted.

"If they don't do something within the next week to 10 days at the most, it's going to be passed fixing," says Barber.

Transportation Secretary Jim Gray was on the bridge site Tuesday with engineers and experts to discuss the situation. They are still weighing several options before moving forward.

*****I didn't know how to do a link where you just click on the headline or how to change font/size/bold/etc. It looks like the link will work (as long as WKYT keeps the story on their website*****

Grange City Covered Bridge 17-35-05
Posted October 3, 2019, by Patsy Van Luke (patvanluke [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hopefully these historical bridges can be preserved. The Mayor should step up to the plate and declare that they be preserved. Hopefully no more arsen will take place. Will be touring there soon.

sincerely,

Pat www.hisreturn.org Jesus left His Signature, calling card as a fantastic sunset on 10/02/1993

He has returned.

Grange City Covered Bridge 17-35-05
Posted October 3, 2019, by Patsy Van Luke (patvanluke [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hopefully these historical bridges can be preserved. The Mayor should step up to the plate and declare that they be preserved. Hopefully no more arsen will take place. Will be touring there soon.

sincerely,

Pat www.hisreturn.org Jesus left His Signature, calling card as a fantastic sunset on 10/02/1993

He has returned.

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.