Johnson Creek Covered Bridge
Alongside Route 1029 near Burika, Robertson County. 1874.
On Oct. 31, 2003 it was announced that this bridge would have to be taken down for renovations because of severe damage from flooding. It has been flooded, burned, and vandalized, and it is leaning to one side. In April 2007 the paperwork for restoration work was signed. On June 30, 2007, a metal and wood truss system was installed to support the bridge during restoration work and Phase I of the restoration has been completed. In November 2007 it was reported that Phase II funding for the $1 million restoration project has still not materialized. The grant was reapplied for, but it may be July 2008 before the announcement is made. On April 23, 2009, it was reported that the restoration is nearly complete. The floor is being installed and should be finished within a week and after that they would apply a fire retardant and begin cleanup and landscaping work.
- The Johnson Creek Bridge once carried KY 1029 across Johnson Creek north of Blue Licks State Park in southern Robertson county. Built in 1874, it is a 131-foot Smith truss design and is no longer in use.
- On south side of SR 1029 just south of Swart Road, over Johnson Creek.
- Location: N38° 28.938' W83° 58.705'
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.
Many of our Kentucky Covered Bridge photos are available for purchase in a variety of sizes and suitable for framing. Please visit John Hultgren Photography at http:john.hultgren.org.