Meems Bottom Covered Bridge - Mt. Jackson, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 38° 43.236 W 078° 39.271
17S E 703908 N 4288383
Quick Description: The 204-foot covered bridge is the longest remaining in Virginia.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2012 4:32:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMDTXK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This covered bridge was first built on this site in 1867-1868, and remains in active service. A school bus passed over the bridge as I walked across during the visit.

Since the bridge was not originally constructed until 1867, it could not have been the one burned by General Jackson in 1862. That one was reported to be further north in the Meem's Bottom area.

The bridge is easy found just off US-11 north of the VA historical about it. A small parking area exists on the west end of the bridge.
Street address:
S of Mt. Jackson on VA 720 over North Fork of Shenandoah River
Wissler Road
Mt. Jackson, VA USA


County / Borough / Parish: Shenandoah County

Year listed: 1975

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Transportation

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 3/3/2012 To: 3/3/2015

Hours of operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 11:59 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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