Staats Mill Covered Bridge

WGN 48-18-04 – Staats Mill CB – West Virginia- built in 1888 by Henry Hartley in Jackson Co. spanning a pond in Cedar Lakes Conf. Cntr. 1 span, 97 ft. long, Brown trusses

Closed to vehicular traffic. Myrtle Auvil’s “Covered Bridges of West Virginia” listed the construction date as 1882. According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the bridge originally crossing Tug Fork of Big Mill Creek in Jackson County, was built in 1888 by Henry Hartley at a cost of $1,788.35. As part of a 1982 flood control project, the Statts Mill Covered Bridge was relocated to the Cedar Lakes FFA-FHA Conference Center near the Fairplain Interchange off I-77, three miles from its original site, in 1983. Reconstructed across one of the conference center’s ponds at a cost of $104,000, it now serves campers and other pedestrians at the center. Coordinates of the original location are approximate.


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