Simpson Creek Covered Bridge

WGN 48-17-12 – Simpson Creek or Hollen Mill CB – West Virginia – built in 1881 by Asa S. Hugill in Harrison Co. spanning Simpson Creek off of Murphy’s Run Rd. 1 span 79 ft’ long multiple kingpost trusses

This bridge washed away during a flood in July 1888 and was repositioned about a half mile from its original location. The bridge originally cost $974 to build. Some renovations were done when the bridge was damaged by a falling tree, but in 2002, using special covered bridge funding provided in the TEA-21 federal highway grant program, Allegheny Restoration and Builders, Inc. of Morgantown completed a $380,072 contract to replace deteriorated wood in its structure and siding.


PHOTOS BY: BILL BOWSER….FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO

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