Bridges to the Past

Colville Covered Bridge

On Route 3118 near Millersburg, Bourbon County. 1877 (restored 2001).

Colville Covered Bridge

  • The Colville Bridge is open to traffic and carries Colville Road across Hinkston Creek near Ruddells Mills in Bourbon county. Built in 1877, it is a double post and brace bridge with a single 124-foot span, 18 feet wide. It has been repaired in 1913, 1937, and 1966, and was fully restored in 2001.
  • The little white house up the hill from the bridge was the tollgate house, built the same time as the bridge. There was no toll on Sunday or if you were going to a funeral or to school.
  • On SR 3118 four miles northwest of Millersburg.
  • Location: N38° 19.476' W84° 12.194'
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Bridges to the Past Two-Day Tour:

Kentucky's 12 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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