West Virginia's Covered Bridges

Beginning in August 2010 my goal is to locate and photograph all the historical covered bridges in the State of West Virginia.  This may take me a few months but it will give me opportunity to see many beautiful areas of this state.
August 7, 2010 - The Beginning!

I departed Beckley at 10:30 am Saturday morning headed for my first covered bridge in Greenbrier County (Southwestern part of the state.)  Plans are to visit 5 bridges within three counties this date ( a 235 mile round trip).
Bridge One - Hern's Mill on Mulligan Creek                                                   Lucky to have a "Farmer" come by....
Hern's Mill was built in 1884 and is 54 feet in length.  It is located about 4 miles west of Lewisburg, WV in a beautiful farm setting.  I approached the bridge at 12 noon on a great sun filled day. 
Bridge Two - Locust Creek                                                                   Nature shot with bridge in background....
I arrived at the Locust Creek bridge at 1:30 pm.  It was located about 40 miles north of Lewisburg, WV near the community of Hillsboro in Pocahontas county (Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck).  It was built in 1870 and is 113 feet in length. The bridge is no longer in use and block off from traffic. 
Rest Stop - Body refueling needed.                                                     Recommended by others I met...
Bridge Three - Hoke's Mill                                                                   Nature shot right side of bridge...
Around 2:45 PM it was time to refuel.  I had left home with no breakfast (normal when I first start "fly low") and lunch time had well gone by.  All I can really say "what a great place to refuel".  The hamburger was the largest I ever had.   I highly recommend to dine here if in the area.  Rudy's is located in the town of Ronceverte, WV about 4 miles south of Lewisburg, WV.
I arrived at the Hoke's Mill bridge around 3:50 PM.  The bridge is located in Greenbrier county and was built in 1899.  The length of the bridge is 82 feet and is over the Second Creek waterway.  Bridge is another one that is closed to traffic.
Bridge Four - Indian Creek                                                                    Keeping it alive!
I arrived at the Indian Creek Bridge about 4:30 PM.  The bridge is located about 6 miles south of the town of Union, WV along route US 219.  Again, another bridge is closed to traffic
Bridge Five - Laurel Creek                                                                     Last one finally for today August 7, 2010!
I finally made it to my last planned bridge for the day arriving at 6:00 PM.  I had a bit of trouble finding this last bridge.  Stopped for a soda (Pop as they call it) at a little country store asking also for directions.  Had to back track a few miles.  The bridge is located near the town of Lillydale in Monroe county.  The length of the bridge is 22 feet, crosses the Laurel Creek and was built in 1911 by Charles R. Armott.  I departed shortley, silently passing the horses about 1/2 mile down the road.  I arrived back in Beckley, WV around 7:30 PM again admiring the beautiful countryside on the way home.  What a great day!

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