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“If you like bridges --lovely one”

Locust Creek Bridge
Ranked #5 of 7 things to do in Hillsboro
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Owner description: The Locust Creek bridge is the last surviving covered bridge in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It was built in the 1870s; rebuilt inside “sometime after 1904”; and renovated in 2002. It served as the route 31 bridge across Locust Creek until 1991, when a modern bridge was built beside it and the covered bridge was restricted to pedestrian traffic. Construction is of the Warren double intersection truss sort (see photo below) – not a very common one, to my knowledge, although it is similar to other designs. The bridge, 113.75 feet long and 13.5 feet wide, is just over 6 miles south of Hillsboro (birthplace of author Pearl S. Buck) and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. [Information from Remaining Covered Bridges of West Virginia.]
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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299 reviews
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“If you like bridges --lovely one”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Restored bridge on rural route.....far from noise and food...stop at Hillsboro Pretty Penny for that.

Visited August 2011
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“Nice but lonesome”
Reviewed July 9, 2011

The road no longer goes through this covered bridge so that it can be preserved. Unfortunately, the day that we went, it was raining so we didn't spend a lot of time here. We were able to walk the length of the bridge. It was very nicely preserved but b/c of the rain we didn't want to walk around very much.

Visited June 2011
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