St. Albans Covered Bridge

St. Albans Covered Bridge (HM1JIZ)

Location: Saint Albans, WV 25177 Kanawha County
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N 38° 23.186', W 81° 50.38'

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Located at the site of the crossing of the James River and Kanawha Turnpike and Coal River. Covered Toll Bridge, built 1831 by Phillip Thompson and James Teays, replaced a ferry which operated in the same location. Bridge, one of the longest in western Virginia, had 180 ft. span. General Wise's retreating Confederate forces burned bridge July 21, 1861, after Battle of Scary Creek.

St. Albans Historical Society:
WV Celebration 2000
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWest Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 426667 N 4249025
Decimal Degrees38.38643333, -81.83966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.186', W 81° 50.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 11.16" N, 81° 50' 22.8" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 6th Ave, Saint Albans WV 25177, US
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