Bridges to the Past

Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge

Alongside Route 7 near Argentum, Greenup County. 1855.

Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge

  • The Bennetts Mill Bridge crosses Tygarts Creek in northern Greenup county. Built in 1855, it is a 155-foot Wheeler truss bridge, the only example still standing.
  • Just to the north of the bridge, alongside the creek at an obvious flat area, is where the mill stood. Timbers from a dam that helped power the mill can still be seen in the creek at this location (as of 2004). Behind the house adjacent to the bridge is a mound that is the site of an old foundry. Mr. Bennett built the bridge in 1855 when he realized that half of his business was on the other side of the creek.
  • East side of SR 7 approximately 0.9 miles north of SR 10 (AA Highway)
  • Location: N38° 37.853' W82° 55.606'
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Bridges to the Past Two-Day Tour:

Kentucky's 12 remaining covered bridges can be visited in a pleasant two-day tour and our suggested tour begins on day one in either Georgetown, Kentucky (along Interstate 75 north of Lexington) or Cincinnati, Ohio, continuing on day two at Interstate 64 exit # 172 near Grayson.

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