Covered Bridges of Washington County

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THE WYIT/SPROWLS BRIDGE

Stream          Robinson Fork of Wheeling Creek
Truss Type      Queenpost
Length          43 ft.
Width           11 ft. 6 in.
Builder         Unknown
Year            1915
Ownership       County

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This bridge of queenpost design is another typical Washington County covered bridge with vertical plank siding that is painted barn red both inside and out and a tin-covered gable roof. It has crosswise deck planking, three rectangular windows on each side, and wooden trestle supports resting in the streambed. The major difference is that both abutments are poured concrete and have been extended to form short concrete wingwalls. This bridge is named after Wyit Sprowls who owned the surrounding land in the 1800s.

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