Licking Bridges

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View of Butler from 1875

Covered Bridge Across the Licking River
Thanks! for this image to Ronald L Dunn

“Longest Covered Bridge
 in the World, Butler”

 

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Low water mark on
 the Licking River
High water on the Licking River,
 published by Ducker's
Pharmacy in Butler
High water on the
 Licking River
Published by Ducker's
Pharmacy, Butler, Ky.

 

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Flood and Ice on the Licking, Feb. 11, 1918 The Ice of 1918

 

“At Butler, Ky., the Licking river rose five feet yesterday, and is still rising.  It has risen nine feet at Park’s ferry, seventy feet above here.”  Indianapolis News, February 12,1884

 

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Views of the New Bridge at Butler
“Published by Ducker's Pharmacy, Butler”
The 1904 Renovation

 

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Licking River Bridge, Butler, Kentucky

 

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The Licking River Bridge, circa 1934
The above two images are from the Library of Congress' American Memory Site, here

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The covered bridge formally opened on January 1, 1871.
Was it really destroyed by the 1937 flood? Find out here.
Was it really the longest covered bridge in the world? Find out here.
Mrs. Florence Drucker's Poem,
The Old Covered Bridge,
is here.
A few short historical notes
about the bridge are here.

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Burlew-Paul Burlew-Paul
Burlew-Paul Talley-Yelton
  A part of the 1937 Grand Opening of the new bridge, these two couples were married on the new bridge.

The Enquirer's story on the 1937 bridge opening.

The Falmouth Outlook's story on the 1937 bridge opening.

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