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Nice covered bridge

Off the beaten path but, just off locust creek road. The bridge is in very good condition. No... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
981keithy
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Beckley, West Virginia
Different

I'm staying in a cabin close to the bridge, and had a walk to the bridge. It's different from what... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Cristiane F
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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.]
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26 Aug 2017
“Nice covered bridge”
2 Jan 2017
“Different”
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Locust Road, Hillsboro, WV
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Off the beaten path but, just off locust creek road. The bridge is in very good condition. No graffiti like I've seen on other bridges. Parking area right by the bridge

Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I'm staying in a cabin close to the bridge, and had a walk to the bridge. It's different from what I've seen before (I have never seen a covered bridge before), but there's lack of information. Nice bridge, but not worth changing your route to...More

Thank Cristiane F
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I actually learned about this bridge on Pinterest! We were visiting some of the wonderful parks in the area and this bridge was too close to pass up. It's only a quick 15 minute drive from Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park and it's such a...More

Thank Connie F
Reviewed 14 February 2015

They did a very nice job of restoration, it is unfortunate it is not in a more well traveled area. Found it by accident, but was glad we took the time to stop and enjoy the quality of the restoration.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We love finding covered bridges and this one was unique in that it was probably the most "out-of-the-way" bridge we have seen to date as well as the longest. We loved the scenic drive and finally coming upon the Locust Creek Bridge. Coming from Hillsboro,...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2014

We enjoy the hunt for covered bridges and this one led us into the back roads of Pocahontas County. It is this only one in the county and has been nicely preserved.

Thank Joan N
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Covered bridge was a pleasure to see. Many wildflowers and babbling brook make this place very photogenic.

Thank Photo-ops2012
Reviewed 17 January 2012

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

Thank BlueFalconRidge
Reviewed 10 July 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...More

Thank kgoodwil
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