Mud River Covered Bridge


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Mud River Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge that formerly spanned the Mud River at Milton, Cabell County, West Virginia. It was built about 1875, and is a single-span, modified Howe truss structure. It measures approximately 112 feet (34 m) in length and 14 feet (4.3 m) in width.

The bridge was restored in 1971 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.  It was relocated twice, first in 1997 to a temporary site near its original location, and then again in 2001 to a new location crossing a pond at the Cabell County Fairgrounds.

To get there, take exit 28 on I-64, at the town of Milton, W.V..  Go south on John's Creek Road (1/4 mile), turn right on E. Main St. (US 60), go about 1/2 mile and turn left on Bill Blenko Rd. (You will drive right by the Blenko Glas Factory.  Worth a stop if you have the time.  They will let you watch while they craft glass.)  Drive another 1/2 mile and left on James River Turnpike.  You'll see the bridge on your left.  Turn down Pumpkin Lane to park and visit.


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