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Mt Zion Covered Bridge Springfield, KY

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

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.

Mt Zion Covered bridge

Looking at the pictures makes me realize how ready I am for Spring! This will be a picturesque view when the trees are green.

Mt Zion Covered Bridge

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.

family on covered bridge

Mt Zion Covered Bridge

Last summer we visited the Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky in Fleming County. There are some beautiful bridges there!

Directions

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.

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  1. Really enjoyed this post. Even the graffiti makes its own social statement, doesn’t it! I was distressed to see this beautiful piece of history so defaced. On another thought…this reminded me of my journey across Ashtabula County Covered Bridges in Ohio. There are 16 on the tour map and I visited almost all of them. There’s a huge festival each October, so I will gather my photos ASAP and send them to you to share with readers who may be journeying north. I think I enjoy covered bridges almost as much as lighthouses.

    1. I love covered bridges. There’s one going out of Bardstown on highway 150. I saw it while going to look at the donkey tree, which is another amazing site. I love making birdhouses and bird feeders so I made a bird feeder that looks like a covered bridge. The donkey tree is listed on the internet. Maybe you can check both of them out.

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