PHILIPPI, W.Va. – On Wednesday, June 10, the Barbour County Office of Emergency Management and the Philippi Police Department announced that the historic Covered Bridge in Philippi will close for reconditioning and renovations starting Monday, June 15, 2015, and could possibly remain closed through August 2016. During this time, the Covered Bridge will be closed to both vehicular and foot traffic. Detour signs have been placed throughout Philippi to redirect traffic.
Renovations will include repairs to the interior and external woodwork of the bridge, electrical work, plumbing repairs and upgrades to the sprinkler system, and painting of the exterior of the bridge. The woodwork on the bridge is steadily deteriorating and in need of restoration. Cosmetic work to paint the bridge will be done following repairs.
If you plan on visiting campus, and have questions on how this may affect your drive, please contact the Alderson Broaddus University Office of Admissions at 1.800.263.1549