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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sharp's Kissing Covered Bridge in West Virginia

A few months ago we took a road trip that took us through the great state of West Virginia. One of the things that West Virginia is known for is their windy back roads and beautiful countryside. The state is a nature lover's paradise.

Sharp's Kissing Bridge is a small covered bridge built in 2005 by Ken Gibson to honor his great uncle, Dave Sharp. His uncle had told the family stories for many years of how he used to steal kisses while on a bridge. Dave always wanted to own his own red covered bridge, so this one was built to honor him.  The bridge spans Big Spring Fork of Elk River.
Sharp's Kissing Covered Bridge in West Virginia

There is a sign that sits near the upper portion of the roof that says "SHARP'S Kissing Bridge - Bridges Don't Talk" which I think is really cute! It was built in 2005 so basically it's like a replica of one of those old, red, covered bridges you see out in the back country.

The bridge is not for vehicular traffic and its solely for pedestrians to use and visit. It's a great stop-off during your road trip if you want to grab some photographs and to steal a kiss from a loved one. If you want to visit the bridge and/or Sharp's Country Store you can find them located off of U.S. Route 219, near Slatyfork in West Virginia.

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