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Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02


Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02

Photo taken by Brian McKee 7-4-2011


BH Photo #203509


Carrollton CB Burns

Bridge on fire night of Aug 10-11, 2017

Chris Johnson

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Concrete floor deck and two piers added during 1963 reconstruction; was functionally a concrete bridge with vintage wooden superstructure


Burr Arch covered bridge over Buckhannon River on County Route 36
Barbour County, West Virginia
Future prospects
Arsoned Aug. 10, 2017; reopened to traffic Sept. 14, 2017; unclear if wooden superstructure can or will be rebuilt
Built 1856; rebuilt with concrete beam deck 1963; rehabilitated 2003, heavily damaged by arson August 10, 2017; reopened Sept. 14, 2017 with exposed superstructure
- Daniel O'Brien
- J. Emmett
Burr arch covered bridge
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 151.9 ft.
Deck width: 10.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09020, -80.08659   (decimal degrees)
39°05'25" N, 80°05'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/578994/4327182 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 47684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2019: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 12, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Details on history added; arson confirmed by investigators
  • August 11, 2017: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • October 3, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • December 3, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Civil War
  • July 7, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: updated truss type
  • July 6, 2011: New photos from Brian McKee
  • January 13, 2011: Added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02
Posted August 11, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, that is a shame...

Even if this bridge was no longer functioning as a truss, it was still a beautiful structure in a beautiful location.

Carrollton Covered Bridge 48-01-02
Posted September 1, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Actually, per the 2013 Historic Bridge Inventory, this bridge is a pre-stressed concrete channel beam. Perhaps it once functioned as a Burr Arch, but like many covered bridges, it is today merely a decoration on top of a modern bridge.

Carrollton Covered Bridge
Posted July 7, 2011, by David A. Shaw (scpry1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

You have the truss wrong. It's a Burr Truss.