Philippi Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge in Philippi, West Virginia.  September 15, 2011.

Covered Bridge in Philippi, West Virginia. September 15, 2011.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

In September, 2011, Betsy and I drove from Hocking Hills, Ohio, to Blackwater Falls, West Virginia.  It was a dreary, overcast day, but we were driving back roads as we usually do and were enjoying the scenery.

As we neared Philippi, West Virginia, we suddenly came to a covered bridge.  Covered bridges are pretty unusual, and finding one in use is even more unusual.  After we got across the bridge, we just had to find a place to stop so we could get a picture.

You can learn more about the bridge from the photo of the historical marker below.

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25 Responses to “Philippi Covered Bridge”

  1. MadSnapper Says:

    this is truly a very unusual covered bridge.. not the average for sure. and boy is it old.

  2. Abraham Lincoln Says:

    We have a number of covered bridges here where we live and one is called a double barrel covered bridge as it is divided down the center for coming or going.

  3. Larry Says:

    Good shot George. Growing up in northern WV, I’ve crossed that bridge many times.

  4. Linda Says:

    The sign doesn’t say how long it is, but it looks very long. We have a still-usable covered bridge in our area, but it’s not intended for semis; and one tried to go through it several months ago, tearing the bridge apart inside. The repair has finally been completed, and it’s open again. I can’t imagine having one on a U. S. highway, though, and handling that kind of traffic. Pretty amazing. Great photograph. What a find and reward for traveling those back roads.

  5. Coloring Outside the Lines Says:

    Nice shot George- I hope to see one of these beauts some day.

  6. Ms. A Says:

    I’ve often wonder why bridges were covered in the first place? This one seems longer than most I’ve seen in photos. A large family could live in it quite well and have plenty of room to move around. It’s beautiful!

  7. rhiebert Says:

    That is quite an impressive structure.The history behind it is very interesting.

  8. sylviakirk Says:

    I love the covered bridge and its history!! Welcome back to the blogging world, George, good to see you back online! I know you and Betsy had a wonderful anniversary and that’s terrific!! Hope you have a great week ahead!

  9. Łucja-Maria Says:

    Welcome to GREGORE!
    Very interesting post. Beautiful is the story of the bridge.
    The beautiful picture.
    I send warm greetings.
    Lucia

  10. dayphoto Says:

    Neat! A person can even really and honestly drive through it!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    This one is a real beauty George. And it really does need enlarged to see how gorgeous and big it is. Though I think I would be afraid to drive over it!.

  12. MaryBeth Says:

    What a neat and long covered bridge. It is so neat. I am glad you showed it.
    Love the new header.
    Happy 12th!!
    MB

  13. Carletta Says:

    Welcome back to blog land George!
    This is one of the longest covered bridges I’ve seen.
    Even on a rainy day this is a wonderful shot!

  14. diane Says:

    That surely is a beautiful covered bridge and to be still in use is great.

  15. ladyfi Says:

    What a gorgeous bridge!

  16. ewok1993 Says:

    beautiful. always wanted to go see the covered bridges in the east coast.

  17. Neal Says:

    That is a neat bridge…I never have seen one like that.

  18. Rose Says:

    Wow, I think this is the most beautiful covered bridge I have ever seen.

  19. Rajesh Says:

    Good to see such a old bridge maintained in very good condition.

  20. ZielonaMila Says:

    Fantastic post, interesting history of the bridge, I couldn’t still see such a bridge in Europe:) Greetings

  21. alskamom Says:

    What a beautiful covered bridge!

  22. Linda G. Says:

    What a pretty covered bridge! It looks like a long bridge.

  23. Sartenada Says:

    In my eyes it is unique, because we do not have covered bridges.

  24. readerwilReader Wil Says:

    I have never seen a covered bridge, but I think it very unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Wil

  25. Liz Says:

    Cool capyures. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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