Mt. Zion Covered Bridge

Originally Written: Nov. 9, 2020 (Please see update at the end of the post.)

Another beautiful Saturday took us out onto the backroads of Kentucky. While this is a super fast stop, if you are a covered bridge fan, it is worth it!

Mt Zion Covered Bridge, KY
Mt. Zion Covered Bridge

Longest Multi-Span

Mt. Zion Covered Bridge (also known as the Mooresville or Beech Fork Covered Bridge) was built in 1871 using the Burr Arch Truss design. It is the longest multi-span covered bridge in Kentucky, at 246 feet long, and 11 feet wide.


In 2017, the bridge was restored with hope that it can last another 146 years. Unfortunately, the interior has already been taken over with grafitti since then. We snapped a few pictures this day, and headed on up the road. You will want to combine this with another stop, especially if you are traveling a good distance to see it.

Nearby Visits

Just a few minutes away is the Lincoln Farmstead and downtown Springfield. You can look forward to posts about those destinations soon! Please enjoy the Kentucky Living article and YouTube video about the restoration in 2017.

March 10, 2021 UPDATE to this Original Post

I sadly post about a loss of our Kentucky history. This past fall, my daughter and I visited Mt. Zion Covered Bridge, and now we’re lucky that we did. The historic bridge is now gone, as it burned to the ground last night. Click here to read the news story regarding the fire. 😔

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