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“Excellent condition, beautiful site --- well worth the stop!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site

Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site
c/o Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, Laclede, MO 64651
660-963-2525
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Ranked #3 of 3 attractions in Laclede
Type: Bridges
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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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“Excellent condition, beautiful site --- well worth the stop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This site sits only a few miles (<6) off of Highway 36 outside of Laclede, MO. There are a few signs posted on the highway, but it could be easy to miss if you're not paying attention. All of the roads from the highway to the parking lot are gravel. Once you reach the parking lot, you pass over a skinny bridge over a creek and then it's a short 1/4 mile walk through a beautiful patch of timber with a tree canopy hanging overhead till you see the bridge. Since the highway has moved from its original location the bridge now sits in the middle of timber off by itself (which is great, because this is probably what saved it from being destroyed).

The bridge is in fantastic shape --- take a walk through it, admire the construction, the crossing spans and the beautiful scenery :)

Visited March 2013
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northern Missouri
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“Interesting little diversion”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We went there in the fall, just to check it out since we were in the neighborhood. There's a nice walking trail there that we enjoyed. The woods had quite a few woodcocks in them that our dog found. That's a bird that you don't see very often in Missouri. It's interesting that Locust Creek has fairly drastically changed course since the bridge was built back in the 1800's. There aren't any stores or anything like that nearby, so make sure you have any supplies that you might need before you get there. The whole trail will take less than an hour if you keep moving.

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Kirksville, Missouri, United States
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“cool bridge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

It is just a very cool bridge one that I might do an oil painting of. I think many people need to check out what we have in our own back yards of Missouri. It is well worth a day trip!

Visited May 2012
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Montevallo, Alabama
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“Scenic Covered Bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A little out of the way, but worth a stop if you are in the area. There is no charge to see the bridge. From the parking lot, there is a 1/4 of a mile walk to the bridge. The path is covered with gravel so it is a pretty easy walk . Definitely can get some nice photos!

Visited October 2012
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Laclede, Missouri
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“One of the few Covered Bridges in the state”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Perhaps not as an exciting an attraction as some, but a neat glimpse into the past. Well worth a short visit.

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