The Locust Creek Covered Bridge carries a pedestrian path over Locust Creek in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
The Locust Creek Covered Bridge, a double-intersection Warren through truss, was constructed in 1870 by R. N. Bruce for $1,250 plus $75 for extra labor on the abutments. 1 The bridge burned in 1888 and was subsequently replaced. It was rebuilt again in 1904 by W. M. Irvine when interior supports, trusses, paneling, and roof were replaced.
In 1968, the Locust Creek Covered Bridge was painted, and a new oak floor was installed. Temporary supports that were installed during the floor replacement, including three steel bents on the west side and two timber ones on the east side, were left in place. 2 The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 1981.
Locust Creek Covered Bridge was bypassed in 1990. 1 In November 2001, a $406,936 contract was awarded to Orders Construction Company of St. Albans that included the removal of previously installed temporary supports and rehabilitating the structure to support pedestrians. The project, funded by the TEA-21 federal highway program, was completed in 2002.
- State: West Virginia
- Route: County Route 31
- Type: Covered Warren Truss
- Status: Active - Pedestrian
- Total Length: 113.75 feet
- Deck Width: 13.5 feet
- Total Height: 18 feet
- Above Vertical Clearance: 13 feet
- Navigational Clearance:
- “Locust Creek.” West Virginia Department of Transportation.
- Kemp, E. L. “Locust Creek Covered Bridge.” National Register of Historic Places.