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The Philippi WV Covered Bridge

The Bridge has quit a lot of Histral attached to it. It was used by the Union Solders during the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diana D
Philippi, West Virginia
Collage visit

Small quite town tuck away in the mountains. Nice people not a lot of places to eat but the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Cold Spring
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The oldest covered bridge left in West Virginia.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“two lane” (4 reviews)
“civil war” (8 reviews)
“union” (4 reviews)
U.s 250, Philippi, WV
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bridge has quit a lot of Histral attached to it. It was used by the Union Solders during the first land battle of the Civil War. It is said that Abe Lincoln and Jefferson Davis met in the middle of the bridge. Best time...More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Small quite town tuck away in the mountains. Nice people not a lot of places to eat but the mountain views are great

Thank A8470AOjohnm
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice covered bridge. Sad that is burnt down , but they did a great job of rebuilding it. Nice little war memorial park next to it and you can get great pictures of the bridge for the museum next door.

Thank SRL2007
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I'm a covered bridge historian and while in WV we made a special trip to this part of the state to visit the bridge. It's definitely a very busy bridge so we didn't walk through it but it was a thrill to drive across it!...More

Thank CSIMelissa
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Walked in evening before dark, how beautiful, took many pictures, the coal miners memorial is at foot of bridge, great reflection of what happened. Must see

Thank Bonnie Z
Reviewed 3 August 2017

An original covered bridge that you can still drive through if you don't have an oversized vehicle. Too think it's still in use after all these years is amazing.

Thank Chessiefortworth
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This bridge has history! My grandson enjoyed the drive through it and goes great with the Barbour County Museum! They are a must do together to get her history and story!

Thank Bernadine P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Visited the covered bridge on a cold April day. Enjoyed reading the history, looking at the river and the structure of the bridge. Would have spent more time if I was dressed appropriately :-) (Was dressed for warmer April weather)

1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Union and Confederate soldiers used this bridge in the first (land) battle of the Civil War. Men from Cleveland Ohio fired 16 rounds from their cannon at the Confederate soldiers. “All night, through the darkness and drenching rain (the men) pushed on, over roads so...More

Thank Roy N
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is the sight of the first land battle of the civil war. The bridge is always undergo some type of repair, but is a definate must see if you are in this area.

Thank tina b
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