Grafton to Camp Allegheny Tour / 068Phillippi
Photo by Linda Walcroft
May 2007
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Our retreat from Philippi


Marker at covered bridge

Historical Marker: THE COVERED BRIDGE

"The Philippi Covered Bridge across the Tygart Valley River was built in 1852 by Lemuel Chenoweth of Beverly. Made of wood with the exception of the iron bolts used to hold the segments together, it is an example of the best in covered bridge architecture and design. It was used by armies of the North and South in the Civil War. In 1934 the bridge was strengthened to permit modern traffic and is today a part of U.S. 250."