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Simpson Creek Covered Bridge
Nearest city Bridgeport, West Virginia
Built 1881
Architect Asa S. Hugill
MPS West Virginia Covered Bridges TR
NRHP reference No. 81000600
Added to NRHP June 4, 1981

Simpson Creek Covered Bridge is located in Bridgeport, West Virginia, crossing Simpson Creek off Meadowbrook Road near the entrance to the Meadowbrook Mall. The 14.25-foot-wide (4.34 m), 75-foot-long (23 m) multiple-kingpost truss bridge was built in 1881 by Asa Hugill. The current location of the bridge is not the original location. It was washed out by a flood in July 1889 and later relocated to its current location a half-mile upstream from its original spot. The Simpson Creek and Fletcher Covered Bridges, are the only two remaining covered bridges in Harrison County, are examples of this truss design.

Upgrades

In fall of 2001, the West Virginia Division of Highways used nearly $400,000 to renovate the Simpson Creek Covered Bridge. The improvements include a new timber deck, wooden exterior siding and a fresh coat of paint.

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