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Near Plumville in Lewis County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cabin Creek Bridge / Covered Bridges

 
 
Cabin Creek Bridge side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
1. Cabin Creek Bridge side of marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1870, this 114ft. covered bridge spans Cabin Creek. Name of the builder is unknown. It was constructed on Burr truss design, with laminated arches and truss rods added later. Louis Bower employed arches in early 1900s. Lack of siding creates a window effect along entire length. Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1976.

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 Kentucky. 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.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1572.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
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38° 36.603′ N, 83° 37.262′ W. Marker is near Plumville, Kentucky, in Lewis County. Marker is on Cabin Creek Road, 3.6 miles east of Mason Lewis Road (Kentucky Route 10), on the left when traveling west. It is 3.6 miles east of Plumville not on but just off of Kentucky Route 984. KY-984 begins at KY-10 in Plumville as Springdale Road, heading east. At 1.9 miles KY-984 turns right onto Cabin Creek Road. At a T intersection 3˝ miles from Plumville, KY-984 turns left but Cabin Creek Road turns right. Turn right and you will see the bridge and marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4771 Cabin Creek Rd, Vanceburg KY 41179, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williamsburg/Orangeburg (approx. 4.6 miles away); Manchester, Ohio (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); a different marker also named Manchester (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); Massie’s Station (approx. 5.7 miles away in Ohio); Jeremiah Ellis (approx. 6 miles away in Ohio); Joseph Moore (approx. 6 miles away in Ohio); Maysville G.A.R. Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Buckeye Station (approx. 7.9 miles away in Ohio).
 
Covered Bridges side of markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
2. Covered Bridges side of markers
Cabin Creek Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
3. Cabin Creek Bridge and Marker
Cabin Creek Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
4. Cabin Creek Bridge and Marker
Cabin Creek Bridge, Looking East image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
5. Cabin Creek Bridge, Looking East
Cabin Creek Bridge, Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 23, 2021
6. Cabin Creek Bridge, Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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