Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge

Summary

Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge
Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge.jpg
Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge, June 2009
Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge is located in West Virginia
Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge
Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge is located in the United States
Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge
LocationCounty Route 21/15, near Sandyville, West Virginia
Coordinates38°55′17″N 81°38′41″W / 38.92139°N 81.64472°W / 38.92139; -81.64472Coordinates: 38°55′17″N 81°38′41″W / 38.92139°N 81.64472°W / 38.92139; -81.64472
Arealess than one acre
Built1889
ArchitectQuincy, J. Grim; Cunningham, R.B.
Architectural styleLong Truss
MPSWest Virginia Covered Bridges TR
NRHP reference No.81000602 [1]
Added to NRHPJune 4, 1981

Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge, also known as Sandyville Covered Bridge, is a historic covered bridge located near Sandyville, Jackson County, West Virginia. It was built in 1889-1890 for $64.00 by R.B. Cunningham and G.W. Staats in 1890, originally spanning John Carnahan's Fork, a branch of Mill Creek. When US Route 33 was built using an iron bridge, the covered bridge was first abandoned, then moved and rebuilt over the Left Fork of the Sandy Creek in 1924[2] for $1,050.00.

The bridge was completely rebuilt in 2000 at a cost of $598,233 by R.C. Construction Company & Sons, Inc. of Cutler, Ohio.[2]

It measures 101 feet 3 1/2 inches in length and 11 feet 8 inches wide.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b https://transportation.wv.gov/highways/bridge_facts/covered-bridges/Pages/SarvisFork.aspx
  3. ^ E. L. Kemp (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-20.