Dents Run Covered Bridge

Coordinates: 39°37′26″N 80°2′24″W / 39.62389°N 80.04000°W / 39.62389; -80.04000
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Dents Run Covered Bridge
Dents Run Covered Bridge, July 2008
Dents Run Covered Bridge is located in West Virginia
Dents Run Covered Bridge
Dents Run Covered Bridge is located in the United States
Dents Run Covered Bridge
LocationCounty Route 43/4 near junction of County Route 43 crossing Dents Run, near Laurel Point, West Virginia
Coordinates39°37′26″N 80°2′24″W / 39.62389°N 80.04000°W / 39.62389; -80.04000
Arealess than one acre
Built byW. A. Loar (stonework)
Joseph & William Mercer (wood bridge)
Architectural styleKingpost truss
MPSWest Virginia Covered Bridges TR
NRHP reference No.81000604[1]
Added to NRHPJune 4, 1981

Dents Run Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge located near Laurel Point, Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. It was built in 1889, and spans Dents Run. The bridge is of Kingpost truss construction and measures 12 feet and 10 inches wide and 40 feet long. By 1981, it was one of only 17 covered bridges left in West Virginia.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ E.L. Kemp (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Dents Run Covered Bridge" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-20.

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