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by Lynn F Medley August. 09, 2019 145 views

The Mt Zion Covered Bridge is approximately 22 miles away from home near a small town named Springfield. I am including an old photo and an article written in The Lexington Herald few years ago about the Mt. Zion covered bridge. It was refurbished in 2016 and sadly it is covered in graffiti again. One photo I decided not share because when I looked at it the obscenity of it was too noticeable. Such a shame.

“James Bunch leaned out a window of the Mt. Zion covered bridge in Washington County on Aug. 7, 1985. Also called Beech Fork covered bridge because it spans Beech Fork Creek, it’s the longest multi-span bridge in Kentucky at 211 feet. The 1865 bridge is off Ky. 458 on Ky. 55 north of Springfield. The bridge is built of yellow pine and features a Burr arch truss. This is a great arch of wood sandwiched between two king posts and is named for Theodore Burr, who patented the truss design in 1804. The bridge was made obsolete by a new bridge in 1977 and was rehabilitated in 1982 and again in 2016. The bridge is closed to traffic, but you can stroll through it. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff”

The way it looks today,,

The way it looks today,,

Beautiful  but dry corn fields along the way,,,

Beautiful but dry corn fields along the way,,,

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Jay Boggess 4 months, 1 week ago

Nice series of this venerable bridge......grinning

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, Jay!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lynn F Medley 4 months, 1 week ago

My pleasure!

+1grinning+1

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Buster Bruce 4 months, 1 week ago

Covered bridges are so cool! Nicely framed Lynn

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Buster Bruce 4 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, Buster!

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Ailyn Diaz 4 months, 1 week ago

It is a shame that it is full of graffiti.

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Ailyn Diaz 4 months, 1 week ago

I know ,,

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Camellia Staab 4 months, 1 week ago

We have one that looks almost like this one except the facad is red. It is a popular place for portrait photographers.

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months, 1 week ago

The graffiti to me is a deterrent for that ,,

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