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Sherburne in Fleming County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sherburne Bridge

 
 
Sherburne Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Sherburne Bridge Marker
Lower small sign shows picture of former bridge and notes that it burned down in 1981.
Inscription. The most unusual of Kentucky's covered bridges is the Sherburne "suspension" bridge, built 1867-68 at a cost of $3,500. In the early days a stagecoach route from Mt. Sterling to Maysville crossed the bridge, then privately owned. This bridge is 266 ft. long and has a single roadway 14 ft. wide. The heavy steel suspension cables and reinforcing timbers added in 1951.
 
Erected 1972 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1438.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 16.825′ N, 83° 48.215′ W. Marker is in Sherburne, Kentucky, in Fleming County. Marker is on Old State Highway 11 0.1 miles south of Old State Highway 1325, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old State Highway 11, Flemingsburg KY 41041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Private Ambers Sapp (approx. 9.4 miles away); Iwo Jima Hero (approx. 9.4 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 9.7 miles away); Bath County
Small sign below marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Small sign below marker.
Shows photo of former bridge that burned in 1981.
(approx. 9.7 miles away); Capt. John “Jack” Jouett, Jr. (approx. 9.7 miles away); Michael Cassidy (1755-1829) (approx. 9.9 miles away); Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist (approx. 10.4 miles away); Old Tobacco Plug Factory (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Bridge lost to arson 9 years after marker placed.
 
Also see . . .  Facts about bridge from Bridgehunter.com. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Sherburne Bridge former entrance area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Sherburne Bridge former entrance area.
View looking north on Old State Highway 11 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
4. View looking north on Old State Highway 11
Sponsors of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
5. Sponsors of marker.
Small model of bridge located about 1300 feet northwest. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
6. Small model of bridge located about 1300 feet northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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