Meems Bottom Covered Bridge - Mt. Jackson, VA
Posted by: 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
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.
S of Mt. Jackson on VA 720 over North Fork of Shenandoah River
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
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