Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Beech Fork Bridge

Photo of Beech Fork covered bridge
Photo courtesy of Jeff Rogers Photography. © 1996 Jeff Rogers.

Built in 1865, Beech Fork Bridge originally carried the Springfield and Chaplin Turnpike across the Beech Fork River in northwestern Washington county. It was just off Mount Zion Road (KY 458) north of Mooresville and was also known as the Mooresville Bridge or Mount Zion Bridge. It was a two span Burr truss bridge, each 102 feet long, making it once the longest covered bridge in Kentucky. It was destroyed by fire in March, 2021.

This was one of Kentucky's covered bridges.


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