The Grange City Covered Bridge is one of three covered bridges in Fleming County, KY.
Photo taken by James McCray
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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.