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Timberville in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Timberville Covered Bridge

 
 
The Timberville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
1. The Timberville Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1884, the Timberville covered bridge was 312 feet in length and 18 feet wide inside. Depending on the story of the lumber for the bridge was either cut in town or just west of Timberville. The stones for the support pier came from Cold Spring, 3/4 of a mile south of town. David J. Driver was the first person to ride a horse across the bridge, and Robert Orebaugh was the last person to drive across the bridge. The bridge spanned the river for 54 years until it was torn down in 1938. The lumber from the bridge was hauled to Harrisonburg and used by the city.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsBridges & ViaductsNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.283′ N, 78° 46.424′ W. Marker is in Timberville, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on North Main Street (Virginia Route 42) just south of Garrett Circle, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 N Main St, Timberville VA 22853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of
The Timberville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
2. The Timberville Covered Bridge Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. WW II Observation Post No. 27 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th c Millstone (about 600 feet away); Minnich's Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commemorating the Second Timberville Community School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Timberville Community School (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Elder John Kline Monument (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Timberville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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