Indian Creek Covered Bridge

Indian Creek Covered Bridge, Salt Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Indian Creek Covered Bridge, Salt Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

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Indian Creek Covered Bridge

Indian Creek Covered Bridge in Monroe County, West Virginia was originally built in 1903. It is of Long Truss design. The bridge was originally built by Ray and Oscar Weikel who at the time were 16 and 18 years old, respectively, and E.P. and A.P. Smith. It is just over 49 feet long and 11-and-a-half feet wide.

The bridge was built for a cost of $400. It was part of the White and Salt Sulphur Springs Turnpike which connected White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County to the Salt Sulphur Springs in Monroe County.

Indian Creek Covered Bridge, Salt Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Indian Creek Covered Bridge, Salt Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

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Being one of the latter built covered bridges, it was in continuous use for only about 30 years. The Indian Creek Covered Bridge underwent a thorough rehabilitation beginning in the spring of 2000 at a cost of $334,446. Quite an increase from the original price! Renovations included timber roof trusses, a new glue-laminated timber deck, new wooden exterior siding and a new roof of split shakes. The bridge is now only open to pedestrian traffic.

Like all the Covered Bridges, the Indian Creek Covered Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Indian Creek Covered Bridge
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Indian Creek Covered Bridge
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Indian Creek Covered Bridge in Monroe County, WV was originally built in 1903 for a cost of $400. It was part of the White and Salt Sulphur Springs Turnpike
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