Rating:
No votes cast

White's Creek Covered Bridge 48-50-01x

Photos 

Northeast, Abutments And 1954 Highway Bridge

View Northeast, Abutments And 1954 Highway Bridge

Photo taken by Douglas L. Bailey for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #153514

Map 

Description 

"The White's Creek Covered Bridge served as an essential structure along the Big Sandy River Road. The road and its bridge were of both regional and local importance. The bridge played an important role in facilitating local economic life based on agriculture and trade. The bridge was demolished in 1957, leaving only its abutments. The abutments are considered eligible to the National Register of Historic Places as contributing structures pertaining to the nearby village of White's Creek, W.Va."

From the Historic American Engineering Record report, 1992

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe truss covered bridge over Whites Creek on Big Sandy Road
Location
Cyrus, Wayne County, West Virginia
Status
Lost
History
Built 1877; Replaced by modern bridge in 1957
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 83.5 ft.
Total length: 83.5 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.30919, -82.57118   (decimal degrees)
38°18'33" N, 82°34'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/362631/4241288 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burnaugh
Inventory numbers
WGCB 48-50-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 43943 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Ownership
  • January 28, 2010: Updated by J.R. Manning: Fixed a typo
  • January 27, 2010: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • HAER WV-53 - White's Creek Covered Bridge Abutments, Spanning White's Creek on Big Sandy River Road, Cyrus vicinity, Wayne County, WV