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Switzer Covered Bridge 17-37-01 #2

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Overview

The Switzer Covered Bridge is a survivor! The bridge was knocked off its foundations in 1997 in a flood, but was restored in 1998. The bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Photo taken by James McCray

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Overview
Howe through truss bridge over North Elkhorn Creek on KY 1262
Location
Franklin County, Kentucky
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1855. Rehabilitated in 1906 and again 1990. Bridge placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Bridge was washed off its supports on March 1, 1997, but restored in 1998.
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 1974
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.25389, -84.75222   (decimal degrees)
38°15'14" N, 84°45'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/696678/4236374 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Switzer
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000875 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36346 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • April 28, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 16, 2008: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • July 13, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • March 3, 2008: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Switzer Covered Bridge
Posted November 3, 2011, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sadly that's pretty much par for the course these days. Last year I found a partially full spray can in the Oldtown covered bridge in Greenup County. When I was at the Switzer bridge a few years ago just after the rebuild it was terrible.

Switzer Covered Bridge
Posted November 2, 2011, by J.P.

This bridge has been hit by local teens hard. Graffiti all over the inside of the bridge.

Switzer Covered Bridge
Posted October 18, 2009, by Anonymous

Open to pedestrians and the occasional motorbike rider.