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Slaty Fork, West Virginia: Sharp's Kissing Bridge

Small covered bridge over Big Spring Fork of Elk River, built in 2005 as a tribute to a relative and his memory of stealing kisses on bridges.

Slaty Fork, WV
From Snowshoe, WV, take W Virginia 66 W/Linwood; turn left onto US-219 S/W Virginia 55W, go about 4 miles. Slatyfork Post Office on right side of street, bridge is on left, catty-corner across the street on south side of road
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Covered bridge.

Sharp's Kissing Bridge

Don't miss this one! Built in 2005 by Ken Gibson for his great uncle, Dave Sharp. Dave's wish had been to one day own a red covered bridge. He would recount memories of sneaking a kiss in an old covered bridge.

It spans the Big Spring Fork of Elk River, a very small waterway. You can walk through the bridge (oak floor) to the other side, to a private road for farm vehicles.

[A.J. Lewis, 08/13/2011]

And if you don't kiss someone while on the bridge, misfortune will befall you. We made that up, but this attraction could use a vaguely threatening tradition to stay on our radar.

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