View of Butler from 1875
Covered Bridge Across the Licking River
|“Longest Covered Bridge
in the World, Butler”
|Low water mark on
the Licking River
|High water on the Licking River,
published by Ducker's
Pharmacy in Butler
|High water on the
Published by Ducker's
Pharmacy, Butler, Ky.
|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
Licking River Bridge, Butler, Kentucky
The Licking River Bridge, circa 1934
The above two images are from the Library of Congress' American Memory Site, here
|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.
|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.