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Bridgeport in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Simpson Creek Covered Bridge

 
 
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September 2, 2006
1. Simpson Creek Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. A. S. Hugill built 75' long by 14' wide multiple king-post truss bridge in 1881 for $1483 on land of John Lowe. Survived great flood of 1888 but was washed away from original site 1/2 miles upstream in 1899.
 
Erected 1983 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 18.514′ N, 80° 16.762′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on Despard-Summit Park Road (County Route 24/7) near Bridgeport-Meadowbrook Road (County Route 24). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport WV 26330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgeport (approx. 2 miles away); John Powers' Fort (approx. 2.2 miles away); Northwest Academy (approx. 3.7 miles away); Towers School (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Immigrants (approx. 3.8 miles away); "Stonewall" Jackson (approx. 3.8 miles away); Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Union Meetings (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
Also see . . .  Simpson Creek Covered Bridge (January 2003). According to local legend, Joseph Johnson laid out lots near
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May 14, 2006
2. Simpson Creek Covered Bridge and Marker
the first Simpson Creek Bridge. As the community began to grow and more people used the bridge as a port or gateway to cross Simpson Creek, Johnson combined the words and called the town “Bridgeport.” (Submitted on June 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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August 11, 2007
3. Simpson Creek Bridge
Bridge No. 4359
Built circa 1881
Rehabilitated 2002
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January 1, 1987
4. Simpson Creek Covered Bridge
Covered in Snow
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,775 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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