Department of Transportation

Carrolton Covered Bridge


Another Philippi-area span that once served as part of the Middle Fork Turnpike, the covered bridge at Carrollton carries Barbour County 36 over the Buckhannon River on a span 16 feet wide and 140.75 feet long. The bridge was built by Emmett and Daniel O’Brien in 1856 at a cost of $2,928 for abutments and $1,891 for the superstructure, which used the patented Burr Arch type and consists of two multiple Kingpost trusses.  In 2002, Hoke Brothers Contracting of Union, WV completed renovations on the bridge at a cost of $389,609.