This weekend we went looking for something new to see in Kentucky. We decided to track down another one of the remaining covered bridges near us. The Mt. Zion Covered Bridge wasn’t too far away and easy to find. Built in 1871, we were excited to see how this covered bridge looked after over 140 years.
Mt Zion Covered Bridge
Built 1871, 246 ft. in length, 11 ft. wide. Burr arch truss design. The longest multi-span covered bridge in Kentucky. National Register of Historic Places.
From a distance, this bridge looked like it has stood the passage of time in remarkable condition. But as we got closer, we saw that local graffiti artists have made this historic bridge their canvas. I was very glad that my youngest son can’t read really well yet. We just told the kids to look around at the bridge and ignore the words. It is disgusting to me that people will ruin something over 140 years old with filth.
Looking at the pictures makes me realize how ready I am for Spring! This will be a picturesque view when the trees are green.
Covered bridges are such a reminder of our past, when horses and buggies were the norm and people lived a slower pace life. They are a nostalgic look back that should be preserved.
Last summer we visited the Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky in Fleming County. There are some beautiful bridges there!
Located on Ky 458
Springfield, KY 40069
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What’s your favorite covered bridge in your area of the country? I’d love to hear.