Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site is a publicly owned property in Linn County, Missouri, maintained as a state historic site by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Also called the Linn County Bridge, the covered bridge is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Meadville, Missouri. At a length of 151 feet (46 m) with a width of 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m) it is the longest of the four remaining covered bridges in the state of Missouri. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.Using our international travel planner, Laclede attractions like Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site reviews
If we had not done our homework about this covered bridge we would not have found its location nor known anything about it. Signage to it is poor and signage at the site is inadequate. The bridge... more »
Lovely short walk to this covered bridge. We only saw one other couple the entire time we were there. Once we arrived and walked across we saw it was full of bat droppings and then looked up! If... more »
After visiting this site we've now seen all four of Missouri's historic covered bridges, and like the others, this one did not disappoint. I'm glad we had our insect repellent, because there's a quarter mile hike, though a wooded area, to get from the parking lot to the bridge. It was kind of odd seeing a bridge with no water under it (the creek has been redirected around the bridge), but it was really cool to see another piece of Missouri history. The following descriptive passage is from the Missouri State Parks website: "Locust Creek Covered Bridge was built in 1868, became a link in one of the nation's earliest transcontinental roads. Today, it is the longest of Missouri's four remaining covered bridges measuring 151 feet."
One of 4 covered bridges remaining in Missouri. A nice little 1km walk from parking to the bridge. The park is currently having some reconstruction done. No restroom like you'll see at most parks. Also a nice way to get back to Nature. The Covered Bridges history sign by the bridge is past due for repair.
Build a tripTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Laclede
Trips to Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site by other users
18 days in Lexington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Boone's Lick State Historic Site Arrow Rock State Historic Site Museum of Osteopathic Medicine 60 days in Independence & California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Independence San Diego Palm Springs 8 days in Trenton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES World's Largest Pecan Huntsville-Madison County Public Library The Magic City Line, Moberly Mini-Train 23 days in Marceline BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Grand River Historical Society Museum Chillicothe Main Street World's Largest Pecan 59 days in Independence BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Community of Christ International Headquarters Temple and Auditorium Vaile Mansion Penguin Park 18 days in Liberty & Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Liberty Saint Louis