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

Dents Run Covered Bridge

 
 
Dent's Run Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
1. Dent's 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.
 
Location. 39° 37.163′ N, 80° 1.84′ W. Marker is near Harmony Grove, 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. Town of Granville Honor Roll
Dents Run Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
2. Dents Run Covered Bridge Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); 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); James K. Samuel, Jr. (approx. 3.4 miles away); Scott’s Run Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Inscription on bridge S331-43/4-1.82 Dents Run Covered Bridge, Bridge No. 4358, Built circa 1889, rehabilitated 2004
 
Regarding Dents Run Covered Bridge. Bridge is located on John Fox Road, north of this marker
 
Dents Run Covered Bridge Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
3. Dents Run Covered Bridge Plaque
Dents Run Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
4. Dents Run Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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