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Cynthiana Covered Bridge 17-49-05x

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey Theodore Webb, Photographer, Mar. 29, 1934 General View (South) (Looking North)

Photo taken by Theodore Webb for the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #281331

Map 

Description 

Built 1807-1808 by John Wallace, contractor, the bridge played an important part in General Morgan's raid on Cynthiana during the Civil War.

-- Historic American Buildings Survey

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over South Fork Licking River on Bridge Street
Location
Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky
Status
Removed
History
Built 1808; Played important role in the raid on Cynthiana during Civil War; Removed 1948
Builder
- John Wallace (Contractor)
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 220.0 ft.
Total length: 259.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.32363, -84.36635   (decimal degrees)
38°19'25" N, 84°21'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/730226/4245005 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shawhan
Inventory numbers
WGCB 17-49-05x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 60620 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HABS KY-20-20 - Covered Bridge, Spanning South Fork of Licking River, Cynthiana, Harrison County, KY
  • Google books - Photos & info