Covered Bridges of Washington County

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THE DANLEY BRIDGE

Stream          Robinson Fork of Wheeling Creek
Truss Type      Queenpost
Length          39 ft.
Width           11 ft., 10 in.
Builder         unknown
Year            unknown
Ownership       County

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The Danley is located along a gravel township road in a hidden valley of Washington County. Similar to the Day Bridge, the Danley is covered with vertical plank siding on both the sides and portals and has a sheet metal gable roof. It also has a plain, box-like appearance that is painted barn red inside and out. The Danley also has a deck of crosswise planking and two rectangular windows on each side as well as the typical eave openings. The Danley Bridge rests on stone-and-mortar abutments with stone-and-mortar wingwalls on one end and concrete wingwalls on the other side. The deck is also supported with two sets of wooden timbers that rest in the streambed. It is thought that this bridge and others like it, were the handiwork of local carpenters.

The timbers in the Queenpost Truss construction of the bridge are all sawed which indicates the date of the bridge's construction is post 1860.

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