Seeing a chance to promote their fledgling construction business, 18-year-old Oscar Weikel and his 16-year-old brother Ray contracted with Monroe County (WV) to build a bridge over Indian Creek.
Using tools from their uncle's saw mill, they set up shop at the creek nearby and went to work. From 1898 to 1903, the pair built a truss bridge that came to be used for traffic until 1929, when US 219 was built and a cement structure spanned the creek. Payment to the Weikel brothers was $400.
Oscar oversaw the restoration project in 1965. Another restoration took place in 2000. Cost paid then: $334,446
Indian Creek Covered Bridge