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

Goddard “White” Bridge / Covered Bridges

 
 
Goddard "White" Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Goddard "White" Bridge Marker
Inscription.

Goddard "White" Bridge
This covered bridge is the only surviving example of Ithiel Town Lattice design in Ky. The timbers are joined with wooden pegs (tree-nails); its date of construction and original builder are unknown. The 63-foot span was restored in 1968 under the supervision of L. S. Bower of Flemingsburg. Goddard Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1975.

Covered Bridges
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 Ky. 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 2010 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1559.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 21.745′ N, 83° 36.95′ W. Marker is in Wallingford, Kentucky, in Fleming County. Marker is at the intersection of Morehead Road (Kentucky Route
Covered Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Covered Bridges Marker
32) and Covered Bridge Road on Morehead Road. Touch for map. Bridge leads to the Goddard United Methodist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: Covered Bridge Road, Wallingford KY 41093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Tobacco Plug Factory (approx. 7.5 miles away); Gorman Building (approx. 7.6 miles away); John F. Day (1913-1982) (approx. 7.6 miles away); James J. Andrews (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fleming County (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fleming Hotel (approx. 7.6 miles away); Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist (approx. 7.6 miles away); Stockton's Station (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Examiner Goddard White Bridge. Goddard White Bridge is one of the last remaining covered bridges in Kentucky (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. You Tube video on bridge. (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
Goddard Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Goddard Bridge
Goddard "White" Bridge & Covered Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
4. Goddard "White" Bridge & Covered Bridges Marker
Rear view of covered bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
5. Rear view of covered bridge.
Looking north on Morehead Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
6. Looking north on Morehead Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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