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Milton Covered Bridge 48-06-01


3/4 View Showing Approach Span And Bridge Portal (Direction Of View Unknown)

Photo taken by William Edmund Barrett, August 1975, for Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #127548


Street Views 


Bridge over Manmade pond on Walkway in Milton
Milton, Cabell County, West Virginia
Originally built on Route 25 over the Mud River just South of Milton
Burr Arch
"Milton (Sink's Mill) Covered Bridge is a single span Howe truss of ten bays spanning approximately 112'-10". The truss system consists of standard 'X'-shaped Howe trusses reinforced by an arch. The bridge measures approximately 14 feet in width and rests on cut stone abutments.

"In 1971, the West Virginia Department of Highways helped reinforce the structure by replacing certain floor beams and by adding steel girders beneath the deck; at that time new siding was added and the floor and roof rebuilt. All work was carried ou in keeping with the structure's original materials and appearance.

"The town of Milton began to grow and prosper with the arrival of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in the early 1870's, the town's importance in Cabell County was aided by the construction of the covered bridge over the Mud River."

James E. Harding
West Virginia Antiquities Commission, Old Mountainlair
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virgina

Transmitted by:

Jean P. Yearby
Historic American Engineering Record 1985
from information compiled by:
James B. Armstrong, HAER, 1975

Span length: 112.1 ft.
Total length: 112.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 10, 1975
Also called
Sink's Mill Covered Bridge
Mud River Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43358, -82.12721   (decimal degrees)
38°26'01" N, 82°07'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/401618/4254525 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
590 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
WGCB 48-06-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75001883 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 37210 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added NRHP data
  • November 15, 2019: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 2, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • September 18, 2014: New Street View added by Tony Dillon
  • September 17, 2014: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • November 13, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 16, 2008: Added by Greg Hall


  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • HAER WV-32 - Milton Covered Bridge, County Route 25, U.S. Route 60 vicinity, Milton, Cabell County, WV
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Geoff Hubbs


Milton Covered Bridge
Posted November 13, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Greg, I'm pretty sure this bridge, documented by HAER, is the same bridge that you found on your trip. If it's not, they are virtual twins.

Milton Covered Bridge
Posted August 16, 2008, by Greg and Olivia Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

This was moved from an unknown location with the new place made at the Cabell County Fairgrounds/Pumpkin Park

Road names very near are CR/25 and CR25/7, or Mud River Road and James River Turnpike. At this corner the bridge is very noticeable, but does not serve either roadway. Bridge is located south of CR25/7 and East of CR/25

Photo 1- Looking South

Photo 2- Looking North

Photo 3- Looking West

Photo 4- Plaque

Photo 5- Interior

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.