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Address: U.S. 250, Philippi, WV

The oldest covered bridge left in West Virginia.

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A Nice Attraction

This bridge has history! My grandson enjoyed the drive through it and goes great with the Barbour County Museum! They are a must do together to get her history and story!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bernadine P
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge has history! My grandson enjoyed the drive through it and goes great with the Barbour County Museum! They are a must do together to get her history and story!

Thank Bernadine P
Galion, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the covered bridge on a cold April day. Enjoyed reading the history, looking at the river and the structure of the bridge. Would have spent more time if I was dressed appropriately :-) (Was dressed for warmer April weather)

Thank Christine D
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Union and Confederate soldiers used this bridge in the first (land) battle of the Civil War. Men from Cleveland Ohio fired 16 rounds from their cannon at the Confederate soldiers. “All night, through the darkness and drenching rain (the men) pushed on, over roads so rough and muddy that they were in some places almost impassable to artillery. It was... More 

Thank Roy N
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is the sight of the first land battle of the civil war. The bridge is always undergo some type of repair, but is a definate must see if you are in this area.

Thank tina b
Alum Bridge, West Virginia
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It's a bridge in a park. Maybe a 10 minute stop at the most with a museum at the other end it holds some of West Virginia's civil war heritage still used every day.

Thank MoneypennyReview
Enterprise, West Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very nice to look at and the history to think about as you drive over. A place to park and be able to see the bridge. Makes a nice stop on your tour thru the area.

Thank Diane E A
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

As of August 29th the bridge was closed to through traffic due to renovations. You can still get good pictures from the banks of either side of the river. On an early Saturday morning nothing was happening so I took some interior pictures. Nice detail on a historic bridge.

Thank dmwnc1959
Canaan Valley, West Virginia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This bridge has a lot of history behind it starting back around the time of the Civil War. It's one of the few two lane bridges still in operation or standing, though it is currently under construction and is unable to be driven through, I believe. Even so, the signs near the parking lots explain the history behind the bridge,... More 

Thank Justin S
Buckhannon, West Virginia
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

The bridge was the site of one of the first land battles of the civil was. The original bridge was damaged by a fire. It was restored using the same type of wood and workmanship as the original bridge. There is a park where you picnic, take pictures and walk across the park from there. Even the fall when the... More 

Thank Marty M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The bridge is undergoing repairs so you cannot drive across it now . Repairs may take another year. You can still take photos and tour the fascinating little local museum, where the trains pass almost close enough to touch.

Thank Granny S

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