WGN 48-38-01 – Denmar or Locust Creek CB – West Virginia- built in 1870 by R.N. Bruce in Pocahontas Co. spanning Locust Creek off Denmar Rd., 1 Span, 116 ft. long, Smith trusses
This bridge is on the original road linking Pocahontas and Grenbrier counties. County voters approved $1200 for the project in July 1888. The contract was let to R.N. Bruce who completed the hemlock structure by mid-November. The West Virginia Department of Transportation website indicates that the bridge was completed in 1870. Extensive repairs were made to the roof, trusses, and floor by W.M. Irvine in 1904. It was restored again in 1968 by Order Construction Company of St. Albans, WV. It was replaced in 1990 by an adjacent span to carry vehicular traffic. In November 2001, using special covered bridge funding provided in the TEA-21 federal highway program, a $406,936 renovation contract was awarded to Orders Construction Company, Inc. of St. Albans that included removal of previously installed temporary supports and replacement of all materials necessary to restore it to a single-lane pedestrian structure.
PHOTOS BY: BILL BOWSER….FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO