Bennett's Mill Bridge

Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge, a 16 X 20″ oil on canvas, was a commission for her husband and family.
The bridge was initially built, using furnace stones as the foundation, in 1855 by the Bennett brothers spanning Tygarts Creek in Greenup County, Kentucky. The bridge was built to accommodate customers on the West side of the creek to reach their mill which ground grain, and sawed lumber to make basic furniture.
The rare 155 foot “Wheeler Truss” bridge replaced the original bridge in 1874, and was again refurbished in 2003 at a cost of over 1 million dollars. Its been reported that the bridge was the oldest, longest, single span covered bridge in the world!

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