Giles celebrates 100-year-old historic covered bridge

By Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter
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NEWPORT (WSLS 10) - Celebrating it's first hundred years, the community in Giles and Craig County hosts Clover Hollow Covered Bridge day. The celebration honors one of Newport's most historic and oldest staples, one of it's covered bridges.

The red covered bridge is one of only a few left in the state. The bridge was built in 1916.

Also know as Sinking Creek Covered Bridge, the Clover Hollow Covered Bridge is built over Sinking Creek. The 70-foot spanning bridge is currently maintained by Giles County.

The bridge was left in place for the property owner when a new bridge was built in 1949. The site is open to the public.

Delegate Joseph Yost who chairs the Giles County historical society will make opening remarks.

The event featuring food, music and handmade items to purchase is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Newport at the site located near the Newport Recreation Center along route 42.

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