Bridge at Philippi (West) Virginia

These are two pictures of the Bridge at Philippi (West) Virginia. During the American Civil War it was simply Philippi Virginia. This is actually the site of the First Land Battle of the Civil War. It was a Union Victory. Forces under the overall command of George B. McClellan routed a much smaller Confederate force. The focal point was this bridge. This is a picture of the original bridge that was actually fought over in 1861. About 1990 this bridge was destroyed by a fire and rebuilt slightly larger to more easily carry automotive traffic. They did try to keep the character though. I haven’t been there to see the new bridge yet.

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