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Near Quicksburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge

 
 
Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2010
1. Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The longest remaining covered bridge in Virginia, 200 feet in a single span supported by the Burr Arch, was built by Franklin H. Wissler in 1892-93. It is Virginia's only covered bridge open to vehicular traffic. Placed on the Virginia Landmark Register as well as the National Historic Register in 1975.
 
Erected 1993 by the Mount Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉 series list.
 
Location. 38° 43.251′ N, 78° 39.317′ W. Marker is near Quicksburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Wissler Road (Virginia Route 720) half a mile west of Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west. The marker is inside the Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 Wissler Rd, New Market VA 22844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge
Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2010
2. Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge Marker
(approx. half a mile away); McNeill’s Last Charge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Rude's Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Rude’s Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rude’s Hill Action (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Rude’s Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge - YouTube video by the contributor. (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
 
Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2010
3. Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge
Compare with the postcard photo. The multiple concrete piers seen here are a relatively new addition.
Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2010
4. Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge
Showing Burr Truss construction
Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
5. Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge
Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
6. Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge
Old Covered Bridge, Meems Bottom, Virginia image. Click for full size.
J.J. Prats Postcard Collection
7. Old Covered Bridge, Meems Bottom, Virginia
Unused undated unnumbered postcard published by “Valley Views, Bridgewater, Va. 22812.” Caption reads, “This picturesque old covered bridge located 2 miles south of Mt. Jackson, Virginia, and north of New Market, is located on a state road crossing the north fork of the Shenandoah River, between Highway No. 11 and Interstate No. 81. This road can be taken to Shenandoah Caverns. The bridge was built in 1893 and has a span of 181 feet.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   7. submitted on October 1, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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