Maysville Kentucky Blog

The Maysville Kentucky Blog is your guide to the beautiful and historic small town of Maysville Kentucky, snuggled into the rolling hills along the Ohio River. Though this blog has been discontinued, you can get your Maysville Kentucky fix over at Ken Downing's Mason County Kentucky Blog @

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Goddard Bridge Restoration in Fleming County

The Goddard Bridge in nearby Fleming County carries Kentucky 32 across Sand Lick Creek at Goddard. It is the only town lattice truss bridge remaining in Kentucky and is 90 feet long. The date of construction is not known, but it probably dates from the early nineteenth century. It was moved from its original site on Kentucky 32 when that road was made into what was called the "concrete highway" to its current site just off Kentucky 32 in Goddard. Fleming County was designated “the covered bridge capital of Kentucky” by the 1998 General Assembly.

Recent restoration efforts have reportedly elevated the roof structure and squared the trusses of the bridge. More work is expected to take place this month in the overall $1 Million restoration project. This is the first real work done on the bridge since 1968.

More on the restoration project can be found at The Ledger Independent.

Also, how cool is this model of the Goddard Bridge we found on the web? Apparently, you can buy these models at this web site along with other models of covered bridges from around the country (Note: We have no idea the reputation of this seller, so you should check into them before buying, if interested).


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