Simpson Creek Covered Bridge

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Simpson Creek Covered Bridge is located in Bridgeport, West Virginia, crossing Simpson Creek off Meadowbrook Road near the entrance to the Meadowbrook Mall. The 14.25-foot-wide (4.34 m), 75-foot-long (23 m) multiple-kingpost truss bridge was built in 1881 by Asa Hugill. The current location of the bridge is not the original location. It was washed out by a flood in July 1889 and later relocated to its current location a half-mile upstream from its original spot. The Simpson Creek and Fletcher Covered Bridges, are the only two remaining covered bridges in Harrison County, are examples of this truss design.[1]

Simpson Creek Covered Bridge
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Simpson Creek Covered Bridge
Simpson Creek Covered Bridge is located in West Virginia
Simpson Creek Covered Bridge
Nearest city Bridgeport, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°18′31″N 80°16′47″W / 39.30861°N 80.27972°W / 39.30861; -80.27972Coordinates: 39°18′31″N 80°16′47″W / 39.30861°N 80.27972°W / 39.30861; -80.27972
Built 1881
Architect Hugill,Asa S.
Architectural style Other
Governing body State
MPS West Virginia Covered Bridges TR
NRHP Reference #

81000600

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Added to NRHP June 04, 1981

Upgrades[edit]

In fall of 2001, the West Virginia Division of Highways used nearly $400,000 to renovate the Simpson Creek Covered Bridge. The improvements include a new timber deck, wooden exterior siding and a fresh coat of paint.

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