Visit 5 Kentucky Kissing Bridges In This Epic One Day Road Trip
Once upon a time, there were beautiful bridges that served as gathering spots of rural communities. Covered bridges — also called kissing bridges — were found all over Kentucky, spanning the state’s myriad rivers and creeks. Today, these once-ubiquitous structures are a rarity, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Kentucky, a state that celebrates the past, has several stately kissing bridges still in existence, and they continue to offer a place for meeting, and maybe even a little smooching, too. This day trip visits five kissing bridges in Kentucky, and we guarantee you’ll fall in love with these charming places.
How many of these covered bridges in Kentucky have you visited? Did you know these structures were also called kissing bridges — and that Kentucky was home to so many? How enchanting!
Address: Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101, USA
Address: Colville Covered Bridge, 543-509 Colville Rd, Paris, KY 40361, USA
Address: Whiskey Creek Covered Bridge, Lebanon, KY 40033, USA
Address: Star Hill Provisions at Maker’s Mark Distillery, 3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037, USA
Address: Johnson Creek Covered Bridge, Covered Bridge Rd, Mt Olivet, KY 41064, USA
Address: Switzer Covered Bridge, 3392 Jones Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Address: Sage Garden Café, 3690 East-West Connector, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
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