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Covered wooden bridge burns in West Virginia

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PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a 160-year-old wooden bridge in West Virginia.

The Exponent Telegram reports the Carrollton Covered Bridge was closed. No injuries were reported.

The state Transportation Department says the wooden structure covering the bridge was significantly damaged in the fire Thursday night and repairs will be made to reopen it to traffic.

The Philippi Volunteer Fire Department and state fire marshal's office are investigating.

Originally finished in 1855, the Carrollton Bridge over the Buckhannon River in northern West Virginia was one of the two remaining covered bridges in Barbour County.

The Philippi Covered Bridge burned in early 1980 when a gasoline spill caught fire and was rebuilt and reopened within three years.

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