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Cabin Creek Covered Bridge 17-68-03

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in October 2008

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Video 

Dedication of Restored Bridge

Lewis County Gazette

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Facts 

Overview
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Cabin Creek in Rectorville
Location
Rectorville, Lewis County, Kentucky
Status
Open to traffic
History
Arches & tension rods added by Louis Bower in 1912. This has caused the bridge has to be mistakenly identified as a Childs truss. Structural steel buttress was added around 1978. Bypassed in 1983.
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 114.0 ft.
Total length: 114.0 ft.
Also called
C. F. Ferguson Farm
Mackey - Hughes Farm
Jones Farm
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60950, -83.62130   (decimal degrees)
38°36'34" N, 83°37'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/271756/4276703 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tollesboro
Inventory number
BH 37624 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • June 24, 2014: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • May 8, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated status per forum comment
  • September 30, 2012: New photo from james back
  • March 30, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • October 31, 2008: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 24, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 15, 2008: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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Cabin Creek Covered Bridge 17-68-03
Posted May 8, 2014, by Donald Henderson (djhenderson [at] hotmail [dot] com)

(Needs update)

It's now open to the public! Went to the dedication ceremony recently and got to drive over it. Glad they restored it!

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted November 21, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger

Two Dodges and a Plymouth. ;-)

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted November 20, 2013, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The last I saw, the 3 Dodges were over by the highway.

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted November 20, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger

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. ;-)

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted November 19, 2013, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

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.

http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/cabin-creek-covered-bridge-restoration-ahead-of-schedule/article_77b89dd3-eb75-5251-aa88-e309497dcfc8.html#.Uhi3YtvWGis.twitter

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted November 19, 2013, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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?

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Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted July 14, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted July 14, 2013, by Mark Howell (marknh [at] zoomnet [dot] net)

It's July, 2013, is it still standing?

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 30, 2012, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Believe it or not, it got worse. They got that restoration truss in just in time.

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge
Posted December 24, 2009, by james back (back154 [at] setel [dot] com)

i visited this bridge in 2004 and it looked then like it was ready to collapse any time.

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Cabin Creek covered bridge
Posted September 6, 2009, by Ruth Plencner (SundanceRuth [at] comcast [dot] net)

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.

Ruth

Cabin Creek covered bridge
Posted October 31, 2008, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

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.