High Bridge Park
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  • Brad
    Winchester, Kentucky501 contributions
    Great "off the beaten path" attraction
    I stopped by here on a recent road trip to Shaker Village. Located about 8 minutes drive outside of Wilmore, it's definitely worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. The park itself is fairly basic, which some playground equipment for the kids, and what appears to be a little dance pavillian. The star attraction here is definitely the engineering marvel that is "High Bridge". The park offers a few great places to view the bridge, including a purpose-built deck that extends out beyond the trees. Fair warning on that one though if you're afraid of heights, the floor is a metal grill that enables you to see quite a ways down below you.
    Visited March 2021
    Written March 16, 2021
  • 5bikenuts
    Brookville, Pennsylvania82 contributions
    Sight to see
    My family was in the area for a college visit. We heard about the bridge from someone at the college. It was just a few miles down the road. It was well worth the drive down the back roads. BEAUTIFUL country. The blind hairpin turn just before the park was cool too! We were fortunate enough to have a large freight train cross the bridge as we were looking at it. Imagining back to those early days of the bridge.. it was, and is, an engineering feat. There is not much there, an old paddle wheel boat, an old restored caboose, and an overlook. It is something to see. Don't plan to be entertained. But let your imagination take you back as you look down on the river and at the bridge.
    Visited April 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written April 12, 2021
  • steveslj
    Prestonsburg, Kentucky957 contributions
    An Amazing Railroad Site.
    If you are a train buff, this is a must see place. You can overlook the highest railroad bridge over a navigable river in the United States. We were there for an hour, and saw five trains cross this bridge. It is an engineering marvel that is jaw dropping!
    Visited August 2021
    Written August 15, 2021
  • thebandteacher
    Columbia, Tennessee280 contributions
    Winding Road but worth it
    This is a little out of the way but we enjoyed seeing the bridge and the pavilion and reading about it's history. There is a walk way so you can get out over the river and see the bridge very well.
    Visited September 2018
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2018
  • koonslc
    North Lawrence, Ohio2 contributions
    High Bridge Park
    Interesting bridge and story. Definitely a place so spend 10 minutes to look at some of the history of the area.
    Visited November 2017
    Traveled with family
    Written November 19, 2017
  • Teresa L
    Hemingford, Nebraska7 contributions
    Loved the view!
    Enjoy this delightful out of the way park at the end of the road. Beautiful view of the railroad trestle over the Kentucky River. The park has lunch tables and a large gathering place.
    Visited September 2017
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2017
  • Tim W
    Peru, Indiana382 contributions
    Great View of Tremendous Engineering Feat
    This small park offers a great view of the High Bridge. While we were at the park there was a music event taking place, but it by no means took away from the visit. We enjoyed hearing the live music while checking out this impressive bridge. While we were there, we saw a tour boat on the Kentucky River below
    Visited October 2019
    Written October 27, 2019
  • Sunshine282213
    Bardstown, Kentucky5 contributions
    High Bridge
    Beautiful overlook of the Kentucky River and the high railroad bridge! It was so quiet and the buzzards gave USA flying show over the bridge!
    Visited October 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2019
  • Gerald R
    Henderson, Kentucky8 contributions
    High bridge visit
    Beautiful view and only 5 miles from our B&B at Scott Station Inn. Picnic table with shelter. Good place for picnic.
    Visited September 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2019
  • Nathan R
    Vincennes, Indiana49 contributions
    Nice park
    A small, out-of-the-way park with gorgeous views of the river and railroad bridge. The road to the park was scenic, but winding, so be careful getting there. We didn't stay long since it was late evening when we went, but worth the short trip from Wilmore.
    Visited July 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2019
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thebandteacher
Columbia, TN280 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a little out of the way but we enjoyed seeing the bridge and the pavilion and reading about it's history. There is a walk way so you can get out over the river and see the bridge very well.
Written September 16, 2018
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koonslc
North Lawrence, OH2 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Interesting bridge and story. Definitely a place so spend 10 minutes to look at some of the history of the area.
Written November 19, 2017
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Teresa L
Hemingford, NE7 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Enjoy this delightful out of the way park at the end of the road. Beautiful view of the railroad trestle over the Kentucky River. The park has lunch tables and a large gathering place.
Written September 19, 2017
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Tim W
Peru, IN382 contributions
Oct 2019
This small park offers a great view of the High Bridge. While we were at the park there was a music event taking place, but it by no means took away from the visit. We enjoyed hearing the live music while checking out this impressive bridge. While we were there, we saw a tour boat on the Kentucky River below
Written October 27, 2019
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Sunshine282213
Bardstown, KY5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Beautiful overlook of the Kentucky River and the high railroad bridge! It was so quiet and the buzzards gave USA flying show over the bridge!
Written October 14, 2019
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Gerald R
Henderson, KY8 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Beautiful view and only 5 miles from our B&B at Scott Station Inn. Picnic table with shelter. Good place for picnic.
Written September 25, 2019
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Nathan R
Vincennes, IN49 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A small, out-of-the-way park with gorgeous views of the river and railroad bridge. The road to the park was scenic, but winding, so be careful getting there. We didn't stay long since it was late evening when we went, but worth the short trip from Wilmore.
Written August 2, 2019
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mattchand
Sussex, Canada154 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
My family and I lived in Wilmore, near to High Bridge Park, for several years while I was pursuing studies in the area. We used to go occasionally over to High Bridge Park, and we try and go back anytime we're back in the area. It really is quite beautiful, and a nice place for a picnic and photos.
Written August 9, 2018
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Daniel N
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Apr 2018 • Family
Hadn't been to High Bridge in 20 years... since I graduated. They've built a park and overlook. Definitely worth a SUNSET trip to see!
Written April 8, 2018
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Martha G
Westerly, RI5 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
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