During our genealogy trip a few weeks ago Ritchey and I visited the Johnson Creek Covered Bridge in Robertson County. It is about four miles north of Blue Lick Battlefield State Park, in the southern part of the county. We drove east on US68 from Harrodsburg, turned left onto Hwy 165 after entering Robertson County, then right onto Hwy 1029. The bridge is just a few miles up the road.
Built in 1874 by Jacob Bower, it is the only known example of Robert Smith’s truss system in the state. In 1912 Jacob’s son, Louis, added an arch on each side for additional support due to increased traffic – I suppose it went from horse and buggies and wagons to cars!