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Sarvis Fork Bridge

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1889. 1924. Jackson County 21/15, east of intersection with Jackson County 21, 1.2 miles northeast of Sandyville
  • (West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

This bridge, the second of Jackson County's two remaining covered bridges, was also moved from its original location. Originally built near Ripley, it was made redundant in 1924 when an iron bridge was constructed adjacent to it. The older structure was then moved to serve as a road over Sarvis Fork, where it remains. Its structure is a modified Long system, with thirteen X sections and a continuous arch bolted to them.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Sarvis Fork Bridge", [Sandyville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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