Last week we wanted to do another semi-local road trip and see something in our ‘backyard’ that we have never seen before. But with the temperature showing a cool 106 on the local bank, we knew we couldn’t hike out to a waterfall or spend any real time out in nature.
We decided to check out Fleming, KY – Covered Bridge Capitol of Kentucky. We knew we would be able to stay cool in an air conditioned van, drink water as we traveled, and only be out in the heat for a few minutes at each stop.
There are three covered bridges in Fleming County.
If you start your trip at Flemingsburg, you can make a circle and see all 3 of the bridges.
There is a Covered Bridge Museum in Fleminsgburg, but it has very limited hours. You have to make a reservation ahead of time to go through this.
You can actually drive over this bridge. It is located right past Goddard Bridge Road on the right. You can drive across and visit a quaint, beautiful white church. There is a geocache located at this Covered Bridge.
Ringos Mill Bridge
You can not drive across this bridge. It is located just to the side of the road.
Grange City Bridge
You can not drive across this bridge. It is located just to the side of the road. This is the most rustic of the three bridges. Watch your step. Ther are a few holes in the floor. This bridge is scheduled for future repair work.
There’s just something about a covered bridge that takes you back to another time. Now we’re planning to find other covered bridges in our area. Do you have any covered bridges in your area? I’d love to hear!