March 10, 2020 - The WDBR.com website is reporting that Mount Zion covered bridge was lost to fire on the evening of March 9th.
Click here for the complete article: Fire destroys historic covered bridge in Springfield, Kentucky
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has posted this notice and picutres on thir Facebook page:
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 our community over its loss. If you have any information about the destruction of the bridge, please contact Sheriff Jerry Pinkston at 859-336-5400.
The Covered Spans of Yesteryear website notes that the Mount Zion covered bridge was a two-span Burr truss was built in 1871 to cross Beech Fork. The was measured 211 feet long and was built by William P. and Henry J. Barnes. It was also known as the Beech Fork or Mooresville Covered Bridge.
Our thanks to Laura Tingle Graves for sharing this information on her Facebook page and to Margaret McKinnell Dansereau for sharing it with The Covered Bridge Experience Facebook group. - Ed.