Center Point Covered Bridge
Posted by: deano1943
N 39° 23.380 W 080° 38.043
17S E 531513 N 4360083
Quick Description: Center Point Covered Bridge is located just off WV 23 north of Salem in Beech Township, Doddridge County, West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2007 1:09:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM21KA
Center Point Covered Bridge was built in 1890 by T. C. Ancell and E. Underwood who built the abutment and John Ash and S. H. Smith carpenters.
The bridge crosses Pike Fork McElroy Creek and is 43 feet in length. The bridge truss constructionis long truss type. The bridge number is West Virginia 48-09-01.
The bridge has been by-passed by a newer modern bridge. and was renovated in 2005. This bridge was in use until 1940, when it became privately owned.
In 1981, the owner donated the bridge to the Doddridge County Historical Society and citizens of the small community donated their time to restore the bridge as a community project.
Current Condition of Bridge: Good
Web Address: [Web Link]
Description of Covered Bridge:
43 feet in length
Long truss constructed
Foot traffic only, by-passed by newer bridge.
Year Built: 1890
Location (Road - City - State - Country): Off WV 23, N. of Salem
Parking (If not at the bridge):: Not listed
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