Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in October 2008
BH Photo #126874
Dedication of Restored Bridge
Lewis County Gazette
It's now open to the public! Went to the dedication ceremony recently and got to drive over it. Glad they restored it!
Two Dodges and a Plymouth. ;-)
The last I saw, the 3 Dodges were over by the highway.
To be honest, seeing in your pictures that they've cleaned up the lot behind the bridge is the best thing I've seen concerning this project. The weeds were chest high the last few times I was there. Hope my three dream cars are still around. ;-)
It is on track and said to be ahead of schedule.
"Jacking & Straitening" is typically the most time consuming aspect of such a rehab. Determining and returning the trusses to their original geometry and reengaging all the connections to full bearing tends to require more labor than repair and timber carpentry or cladding replacement.
I was by here in April and they seemed to be coming right along with this. I honestly expected to find it finished but it appears all they have done is level and straighten it. Did they run out of funding?
They're presently restoring the bridge: http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/restoration-conti...
It's July, 2013, is it still standing?
Believe it or not, it got worse. They got that restoration truss in just in time.
i visited this bridge in 2004 and it looked then like it was ready to collapse any time.
Please fix up this covered bridge. Someone should get the county to repair it. If they don't it could fall to pieces. How sad that would be. Or maybe the Covered Bridge society could repair it. I hope someone repairs it.
Couldn't find this bridge yesterday, so I went back this morning and drove the roads of Lewis and Mason counties until I found it. Based on what I saw, I fully expect the covered bridge population in Kentucky to be down to 12 before long. Cabin Creek bridge is in horrible shape and looks to have been forgotten. Several of the concrete piers that helped to support it have been washed out and the steel beam that sat on them has been torn from beneath the bridge and bent badly. Some effort has been made to provide additional support, but unless a full scale restoration is undertaken, the Cabin Creek bridge seems doomed.