PHOTOS: 150-Year-Old Historic Kentucky Landmark Was Destroyed By A Fire

By Ginny Reese

March 10, 2021

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A fire destroyed a 150-year-old Kentucky historic landmark on Tuesday leaving many in the community saddened by the loss, reported WAVE 3 News.

A Facebook post made by the Washington County Sheriff's Office stated that the Mt. Zion bridge was taken over by the fire at around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

The post read:

"The Mt. Zion covered bridge was destroyed by fire at approximately 11:30 PM last night. This bridge was a historical landmark and saddens many in out community over its loss. If you have any information about the destruction of the bridge, please contact Sheriff Jerry Pinkston at 859-336-5400."

See the photos posted by the sheriff's office below.

The Mt Zion covered bridge was destroyed by fire at approximately 11:30 PM last night. This bridge was a historical...

Posted by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The covered bridge was 280 feet long and spanned the Little Beech Fork. It was build in 1871 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The bridge was one of the few remaining covered bridges in Kentucky and was the longest multi-span covered bridge in the state.

Sheriff Jerry Pinkston stated, "The bridge was a historical landmark and saddens many in our community over its loss."

Officials are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

Photo: Getty Images

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