Covered Bridges of Washington County

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THE CRAWFORD BRIDGE

Stream          Robinson Fork of Wheeling Creek
Truss Type      Queenpost
Length          39 ft.
Width           11 ft., 7 in.
Builder         unknown
Year            unknown
Ownership       County

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The Crawford Bridge has high sidewalls and portals both of vertical board siding, a sheet-metal roof, a deck of crosswise planking and is painted barn red inside and out. The Crawford has two rectangular side windows on each side in addition to the eave openings. It sits on cut stone-and-mortar abutments laid on concrete foundations and its abutments extend to form short stone-and-mortar wingwalls. The Crawford is also reinforced with heavy timbers that are positioned in the streambed at equal intervals under the cross members of the deck. Very little is known of the origins of the Crawford Bridge. The Crawford is still in use for vehicular traffic.

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