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Near Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Dents Run Covered Bridge

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
1. Dents Run Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  1.5 miles south; erected in 1889 by order of Monongalia County Court. Contract awarded to W. A. Loar with Edward W. Brand as superintendent. Stone abutments built by Loar at cost of $198, with wood framework constructed by Wm. and Joseph Mercer at a cost of $250. Bridge is 40 ft. long, 13 ft. wide, and utilizes the Kingpost truss design. Last covered bridge still standing in county.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 39° 37.163′ N, 80° 1.84′ W. Marker is near Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Fairmont Road (U.S. 19) and Sugar Grove Road (County Route 43), on the right when traveling south on Fairmont Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lynch Chapel
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
2. Dents Run Covered Bridge Marker
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Town of Granville Honor Roll (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Riverside Honor Roll (approx. 3 miles away); Scotts Run / The First Shack (approx. 3.4 miles away); Westover Honor Roll (approx. 3.4 miles away); Norman Rossinow (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Regarding Dents Run Covered Bridge. The bridge is located on John Fox Road, north of this marker.
 
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By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
3. Dents Run Covered Bridge
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By Bradley Owen, April 20, 2021
4. Dents Run Covered Bridge
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By Bradley Owen, April 20, 2021
5. Dents Run Covered Bridge additional tablet
S331-43/4-1.82 Dents Run Covered Bridge, Bridge No. 4358, Built circa 1889, rehabilitated 2004
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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