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Straight Shoot Pike Covered Bridge

Photo 

Straight Shoot Pike Covered Bridge

Photo from Bryan Ketcham - Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center

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BH Photo #537995

Description 

Some of this information from lostbridges.org

Site of covered bridge and roadway approaches are totally abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Smith through truss bridge over South Fork Grassy Creek on Abandoned portion of Straight Shoot Pike
Location
Pendleton County, Kentucky
Status
Destroyed by fire (arson) and replaced in a different location.
History
Built in 1907 by Louis Bower; Lost to arson in 1953.
Builder
- Louis Bower
Design
Smith through truss Type III Triple.
Vertical Siding.
10 panel truss.
Dimensions
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71113, -84.44833   (decimal degrees)
38°42'40" N, 84°26'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/721865/4287812 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 99804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1907 (766)
Built during 1900s (7,880)
Covered (3,037)
Destroyed by fire (326)
Kentucky (1,446)
Lost (31,180)
Lost 1953 (85)
Lost during 1950s (1,074)
Louis Bower (1)
Pendleton County, Kentucky (16)
Smith truss (78)
Through truss (18,585)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,580)
Truss (37,776)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com