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Sherburne Covered Bridge 17-35-01x / 17-06-01x

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BH Photo #126682

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Licking River in Sherburne
Location
Sherburne, Fleming County, Kentucky, and Bath County, Kentucky
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Originally a privately owned toll bridge. Lost to arson on April 6, 1981.
Builder
- Isaac Kisker
Design
Suspension tiers and cables were added by KY Highway Department in 1951. This bridge has been listed as the world's only covered suspension bridge, but this classification is incorrect. The suspension elements were integrated into the Howe truss but was an independent structure. A more correct classification is a covered bridge with added suspension elements.
Dimensions
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.28106, -83.80700   (decimal degrees)
38°16'52" N, 83°48'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/254473/4240727 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sherburne
Inventory numbers
WGCB 17-35-01x / 17-06-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 37752 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2017: New photo from James Back
  • October 18, 2015: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • June 26, 2014: New photo from james back
  • January 13, 2012: New photo from james back
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Corrected connecting county.
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • October 24, 2008: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • james back
  • James Back

Comments 

Sherburne Covered Bridge 17-35-01x / 17-06-01x
Posted May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton (hotel264 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Stopped by here last week looking for the bridge's historical marker. Added 3 more photo's, one of the bridge marker, one of the small model a few blocks away, and one of the former entrance to the bridge.

Sherburne Bridge
Posted January 9, 2013, by Danny (pringlle [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is very interesting. I'm new to the area and travel 11 up to Ohio for work often. I have seen the remnants of the bridge (kind of looks like a small shop) now I know exactly what it is. Thanks for puting the pictures up and sharing the info.