If you stay away from Interstate 64, and instead decide to follow US 60 westward from Lewisburg, you’ll enjoy a lot of nice scenery. And, if you watch closely for a road sign, you’ll be able to visit an authentic covered bridge.
Herns Mill Bridge is just a couple miles off the main road (you’ll have to make a couple of turns, just follow the signs). The road narrows as it drops down a hill, then you round a curve, and the bridge appears!
Back on the main road, you can follow US 60 for a few more miles, to Alta. Keep going on US 60 (also known as the Midland Trail Byway) and you’ll end up in the state capitol of Charleston.
Note: This trip was first published in 2008.