Bridges to the Past

Switzer Covered Bridge

Alongside Route 1262 at Switzer, Franklin County. 1855. (Restored 1998.)

Switzer Covered Bridge

  • The Switzer Bridge once carried KY 1262 across North Elkhorn Creek at Switzer in eastern Franklin county. It is a 120 foot long Howe truss design built in 1855 and restored in 1906 and again in 1990. On March 1, 1997 the bridge was washed away in a flood and was restored in 1998.
  • Approximately 0.1 miles east of SR 1689 (Switzer Road) on SR 1262. The bridge is on the north side of SR 1262 over North Elkhorn Creek.
  • Location: N38° 15.270' W84° 45.121'
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Bridges to the Past Two-Day Tour:

Kentucky's 13 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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