These 12 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Kentucky Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time

We don’t see a lot of covered bridges in Kentucky anymore, but they do still exist. A bridge can be a lot more than just a way to get to the other side. These bridges come with stories that reflect unique, yet simpler times in our state’s history.

Unfortunately, many of these traditional structures have been destroyed over the years, but we have a few Kentucky covered bridges that have been preserved.

Here are 12 covered bridges in Kentucky to remind us of simpler times when bridges had charm and style:


If only we could hear the stories these rustic, covered bridges in Kentucky have to tell, we’d probably be entertained for weeks. These are the oldest still-standing bridges that we are aware of, but we’re hoping there are still more historic covered bridges to be found.

What is your favorite covered bridge in the Bluegrass State? Are there any covered bridges near you? Let us know in the comments.

OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.

The OIYS Visitor Center

Covered Bridges In Kentucky

November 01, 2021

What are some of the most fascinating historical places in Kentucky?

Historical sites are a way for us to look into the past and see and learn about what life was like for our predecessors. Among some of the most interesting historic places in Kentucky are the Boone Hotel in Berea, Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, and the Cane Ridge Meeting House which is a historic log cabin church in Paris.

What are some of the best things to do in Kentucky?

Taking a road trip is always a great idea and a great way to get to know different places around your state. Whether you enjoy exploring abandoned places, taking in the sights of the state’s natural wonders, or visiting ghost towns, you can find these and more in our post, 9 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Kentucky Before You Die.

What are some of the most enchanting places in Kentucky?

Sometimes we just need to visit a place that’s so beautiful it looks like it belongs in a fairy tale. In our article, 11 Enchanting Spots In Kentucky You Never Knew Existed, you’ll read about The Chain Rock at Pine Mountain, Carter Caves, Buckhorn Lake, and more.