Covered Bridges of MO

Locust Creek Covered Bridge.jpgLocust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site – Laclede, MO Locust Creek Covered Bridge, built in 1868, once housed the nation’s first transcontinental road, Route 8. Today, it is the longest of the four remaining bridges measuring 151 feet.

Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site – Laclede, MO Locust Creek Covered Bridge, built in 1868, once housed the nation’s first transcontinental road, Route 8. Today, it is the longest of the four remaining bridges measuring 151 feet.

Location: 1100 Pershing Drive, Laclede, MO

Phone: (660) 963-2525

There are three other bridges included on this site.

Burfordville Covered Bridge is one of four of these bridges that survive today.
Burfordville Covered Bridge is the oldest remaining covered bridge in Missouri. Construction began on teh Burfordville Covered Bridge began in 1958 but it is not certain if it was completed prior to the completion of the Civil War. The road going through the bridge was part of the toll-road system between Burfordville, Jackson and Cape Girardeau.

Phone: (573) 243-4591

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge boasts the picture-perfect appearance of an old red barn. It was one of six bridges built in 1872 to allow passage from the Jefferson County seat of Hillsboro to St. Louis.

Location: 1050 Museum Drive, Imperial, MO

Phone: (636) 464-2976

Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Union Covered Bridge, built in 1871, is the only one of the four that represents the Burr-arch truss design. It served travelers in Monroe County for 99 years and remains an important structure in the area’s history.

Location: off Hwy C near Paris, MO

Phone: (573) 565-3449

Comments

  1. The address for union covered bridge in monroe county is wrong. I live near that bridge. The Union Covered Bridge is off Hwy C near Paris, MO. I hate for a person to go looking for it, get lost and cant find it.

  2. Gwendolyn Douglas says:

    My husband and I went to visit his neice in Marceline,Mo. We were on rt. 36 and noticed a sign in Laclede that said state historic covered bridge. I told my husband I would like to stop by and see it, so we did. I took several pictures. When I got home I put them on my computer only to notice in 2 of them there were what appeared to be a ghost. One was very prominent of a man in a civil war era type uniform, the other was a round object coming from the floor of the bridge. It is very interesting.

  3. Iv been to the covered bridge once and took many pictures as I am a freelance photographer. But as far as I no iv never seen or heard of ghosts in that area. I’d like to no more if possable

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