Transportation
2:07 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Cabin Creek Bridge Reopening

Credit Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Local and state officials are celebrating the reopening of the Cabin Creek Covered Bridge today, after rehabilitation of the structure was completed in February. The bridge in Lewis County is one of just 13 remaining covered bridges in Kentucky.  

Jen Williamson is a staff architect for the Kentucky Heritage Council. She says the bridge draws a lot of tourists who are fascinated by how the structure was designed and built 141 years ago…

Williamson says the bridge was rehabilitated using as much of the original materials as possible. Arnold Graton Associates did the work for just over a million dollars. It was closed to vehicle and foot traffic in 1983 because of storm damage.

The bridge has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976.