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Valley Pike Covered Bridge 17-81-02


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger


BH Photo #125991



Kingpost through truss bridge over Lee's Creek in Fernleaf
Fernleaf, Mason County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
The Valley Pike bridge is the only privately owned historic covered bridge in the state of Kentucky. In 1972 it was rebuilt by Stock Bower.
Kingpost through truss
Span length: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Daugherty Bridge
Bouldin Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.67450, -83.87200   (decimal degrees)
38°40'28" N, 83°52'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/250149/4284571 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maysville West
Inventory number
BH 37623 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2017: New photos from Melissa Jurgensen
  • September 24, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 18, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • February 17, 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
  • Wikipedia
  • Janis Ford
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Melissa Jurgensen


Valley Pike Covered Bridge 17-81-02
Posted August 18, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It seems to me this bridge is actually functioning as a beam rather than a Kingpost.

Valley Pike Covered Bridge 17-81-02
Posted August 17, 2017, by Melissa Jurgensen

I have added pictures from my August 12, 2017 visit showing the damage. The property owner granted permission for me to see the bridge.

Valley Pike Covered Bridge 17-81-02
Posted August 13, 2017, by Melissa Jurgensen

The bridge was severely damaged in flash flooding on July 22, 2017 and is barely hanging on. The landowner gave me permission to photograph it up close on August 12, 2017. Pictures will be added.