Fletcher Covered Bridge

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Coordinates: 39°18′19″N 80°28′49″W / 39.30528°N 80.48028°W / 39.30528; -80.48028
Fletcher Covered Bridge
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Fletchercoveredbridge.jpg
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Harrison
Road County Route 5/29 (single lane)
Crosses Tenmile Creek
Coordinates 39°18′19″N 80°28′49″W / 39.30528°N 80.48028°W / 39.30528; -80.48028
Length 62 ft (19 m) [1]
Width 3.2 m (10 ft) [1]
Builder Soloman Swiger, L. E. Strum
Design Multiple King Post truss bridge
Material Wood
Built 1891
Governing Body West Virginia Division of Highways
NBI Number 00000000017A032
WGCB Number 48-17-03
NRHP Ref Number 81000601
Load 5 short tons (4.5 t)
Added to NRHP June 4, 1981
MPS West Virginia Covered Bridges TR
Location of the Fletcher Covered Bridge in West Virginia

The Fletcher Covered Bridge is a 62-foot (19 m) Multiple King Post covered bridge located near Marshville in Harrison County, West Virginia. The bridge crosses Tenmile Creek is West Virginia bridge number 48-17-03.[2] Stones for the abutments were quarried at the top of a hill near the bridge site. The original building cost was $1,372. [3] The Fletcher Covered Bridge is one of only two covered bridges still standing in Harrison County, the other is the Simpson Creek Covered Bridge. This bridge is in regular use today.

Location[edit]

From Wolf Summit, go west on US Route 50. Turn right (north) onto Marshville Road. Continue north on Marshville Road 1.6 miles to the Fletcher Covered Bridge.

Upgrades[edit]

Under a $447,000 contract, Allegheny Restoration and Builders, Inc. of Morgantown restored the Fletcher Covered Bridge, including detouring local traffic while structural timber was replaced and new siding and a metal roof were installed.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Federal Highway Administration National Bridge Inventory (2008). "Place Name: Harrison (County), West Virginia NBI Structure Number: 00000000017A032; Facility Carried: Harrison CR 5/29 Feature Intersected: Tenmile Creek". Nationalbridges.com (Alexander Svirsky). Retrieved December 19, 2008.  Note: this is a formatted scrape of the 2006 official website, which can be found here for West Virginia: "WV06.txt". Federal Highway Administration. 2006. Retrieved December 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM21H6
  3. ^ a b "Fletcher Covered Bridge". West Virginia Department of Transportation. November 2002. Retrieved December 18, 2008. 

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