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Indian Creek Covered Bridge, Salt Sulphur Springs, WV

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

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