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Inventory Number: KY/17-35-05
County: Fleming County
Township:
Town/Village: Grange City
Bridge Name: Grange City or Hillsboro
Crosses: Fox Creek
Truss type: Multiple King
Spans: 1
Length: 80'
Roadway Width:
Built: c1867
Builder:
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N38 15.290
Longitude: W083 39.193
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Directions: 3.0 miles south of jct KY158 on KY111 (Hillsboro Rd.) to the bridge on the left side of the road. South of Hillsboro.

Hillsboro or Grange City Bridge, Grange City, Fleming County, KY Built c1867
Bill Caswell Photo, July 1999


Hillsboro or Grange City Bridge, Grange City, Fleming County, KY Built c1867
Bill Caswell Photo, January 11, 2016


Hillsboro or Grange City Bridge, Grange City, Fleming County, KY Built c1867
Bill Caswell Photo, February 2009


Hillsboro or Grange City Bridge, Grange City, Fleming County, KY Built c1867
Traugott Keller Photograph, November 2, 1952, NSPCB Archives


Hillsboro or Grange City Bridge, Grange City, Fleming County, KY Built c1867
Bill Caswell Photo, July 22, 2014


Hillsboro or Grange City Bridge, Grange City, Fleming County, KY Built c1867
Bill Caswell Photo, January 11, 2016

Comments:
Hillsboro or Grange City Bridge over Fox Creek was built around 1867. The bridge was originally a duplicate of the one at Ringos Mill. Horizontal siding was replaced by corrugated sheet metal and the portal was changed in 1926. The bridge was bypassed and closed in 1968. The corrugated siding was replaced with vertical white oak in 1983. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1976. A 1937 survey sheet exists.
Sources:
White, Vernon. Covered Bridges, Focus on Kentucky, 1985, pages 55-59
National Society For the Preservation of Covered Bridges. Covered Bridge Topics, Volume VI, No. 1, March 1948, page 10
Database of Kentucky covered bridges compiled by Robert W. M. Laughlin
Laughlin, Robert W. M. and Melissa C. Jurgensen. Covered Bridges of Kentucky, 2007, page 105
Wood, Miriam F. & Simmons, David A.. Covered Bridges: Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, 2007, pages 235, 248
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 34

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