The Wilcott/White Covered Bridge.
When we were out Easter Sunday we had driven to Blue Lick State Park in Kentucky. On the way home, we took small detour to the Wolcott or also called the White Covered Bridge. We love covered bridges and try to locate as many as we can. This bridge is located alongside Ky 1159 near Bladeston, Bracken County, Kentucky. It is over Locust Creek. It was originally built in 1824 and rebuilt in 1881.
It was moved to this site in 1999 just 400 feet east of the original site. Engineers determined this location would be much better due to the bridge being severely damaged in the floods of 1997 and 1998.
The bridge once carried traffic across Locust Creek on route Ky 1159. It is a 74 foot combination king and queenpost truss design.
During the Civil War, the bridge played a part in the Raid on Augusta, Ky which is nearby. Colonel Basil Duke, who was John Hunt Morgan's brother-in-law and was second in command to Morgan, rode with his men through the bridge on the way to Brooksville on September 27, 1862. They would go on to Augusta.
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