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Oldtown Covered Bridge 17-45-02 #2


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in October 2002

BH Photo #125996



Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Frazer Branch of Little Sandy Creek in Oldtown
Oldtown, Greenup County, Kentucky
Intact but closed to all traffic
Completed in 1880 at cost of $4,000. Restored in early 70's by the Green Thumb Program. Closed to traffic in 1985.
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1976
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43143, -82.89511   (decimal degrees)
38°25'53" N, 82°53'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/334586/4255385 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 76000893 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 37625 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2016: Updated by Janis Ford: Corrected status to show bridge now closed even to pedestrians
  • September 24, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 19, 2016: New photo from Janis Ford
  • April 18, 2016: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • June 26, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • February 24, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • October 24, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 15, 2008: Added by Bill Eichelberger


  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Mike Mullins
  • Janis Ford
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Oldtown covered bridge
Posted June 28, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

.....Yeah, and daddy would be proud to know his little vandal used his $6 can of Dutch Boy Acrylic spray paint.....and not the .97 cent stuff from Wal-Mart.

Oldtown covered bridge
Posted June 28, 2010, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I last visited this bridge in 2006 and it was immaculate. I took pics of it. Well judging by the new pics on here, the good old spraycan weilding hoodlums did some devilish deeds. I love to visit Kentucky and this bridge is near a place I camp at. It is a shame that a bridge I personally examined would fall to morons is beyond me.