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Near South Shore in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bennett’s Mill Bridge

 
 
Bennett’s Mill Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
1. Bennett’s Mill Bridge Marker
Inscription.  One of Kentucky’s longest wooden one-span covered bridges, length 195 feet. B.F. Bennett and his brother Pramley built the bridge in 1855 or 1856 to accommodate customers at their mill. It has withstood severe floods through the years. Original footings and frame are intact. The bridge was never painted and has weathered to its present rustic appearance.
 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1076.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 37.83′ N, 82° 55.631′ W. Marker is near South Shore, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 7 and Brown Cover Bridge Road (Kentucky Route 1215), on the right when traveling south on State Route 7. It is eight miles south of South Shore. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Shore KY 41175, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Hampshire Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2½ miles away); Raccoon Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Bennett’s Mill Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
2. Bennett’s Mill Bridge and Marker
(approx. 6.1 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 6.1 miles away); County Named, 1803 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Jesse Stuart (approx. 6.1 miles away); Greenup “Town Fathers” (approx. 6.1 miles away); E. K. Railway (approx. 6.8 miles away); Enterprise Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Bennett’s Mill Bridge. The bridge is still in use. It crosses Tygarts Creek. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
 
Also see . . .  Bridgehunter.com entry for this bridge. This page has a large number of color and black-and-white photographs of this bridge. (Submitted on January 12, 2020.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Bennett’s Mill Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
3. Bennett’s Mill Bridge
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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