Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site

Bridging a gap through history: Our covered bridges

By Tom Uhlenbrock

Missouri State Parks

A traveler on foot was three cents. A horse, mule or ox was nine. A one-horse wagon was 37 cents. And crossing faster than a walk brought a fine of a dollar.

The Burfordville Covered Bridge, in Cape Girardeau County in southeast Missouri, was a toll bridge. The oldest of Missouri’s four remaining covered bridges, the Burfordville bridge is part of the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, which is named for the stately four-story, brick-and-stone mill that sits just downstream on the Whitewater River.

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Four covered bridges left in the state, all of them state historic sites.
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