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


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BH Photo #126682

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The bridge was closed in traffic in 1977 when KY RT 11 was realigned.


Lost Howe through truss bridge over Licking River in Sherburne
Sherburne, Fleming County, Kentucky, and Bath County, Kentucky
Destroyed by fire
Originally a privately owned toll bridge. Lost to arson on April 6, 1981.
- Isaac Kisker
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.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.28106, -83.80597   (decimal degrees)
38°16'52" N, 83°48'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/254563/4240724 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory numbers
WGCB 17-35-01x / 17-06-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 37752 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2022: New Street View added by Stewart Edwin Beitler
  • July 19, 2022: New video from Satolli Glassmeyer
  • 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


  • Bill Eichelberger
  • james back
  • James Back
  • Satolli Glassmeyer - info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com
  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com


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.