Goddard "White" Bridge / Covered Bridges

Goddard "White" Bridge / Covered Bridges (HM1KOL)

Location: Hillsboro, KY 41049 Fleming County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 21.745', W 83° 36.95'

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Goddard "White" Bridge

This covered bridge is the only surviving example of Ithiel Town Lattice design in Ky. The timbers are joined with wooden pegs (tree-nails); its date of construction and original builder are unknown. The 63-foot span was restored in 1968 under the supervision of L. S. Bower of Flemingsburg. Goddard Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1975.

Covered Bridges

Covered bridges were first built in the 1790s but did not become widely popular until after 1814. They were covered to protect them from the weather. At one time there were more than 400 covered bridges in Ky. The timbered spans have played a romantic role in our history. Some were destroyed during the Civil War. The remaining ones are a nostalgic link with the past.
Marker Number1559
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 271453 N 4249266
Decimal Degrees38.36241667, -83.61583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.745', W 83° 36.95'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 44.7" N, 83° 36' 57" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Morehead Rd, Hillsboro KY 41049, US
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