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Mount Jackson 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 by the Mt. Jackson Area
Chamber of Commerce 1993

 
Erected 1993 by the Mount Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 43.251′ N, 78° 39.317′ W. Marker is in Mount Jackson, 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. Touch for map. The marker is inside the Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. half a mile away); McNeill’s Last Charge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rude’s Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also
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
named 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); Union Church - Circa 1825 (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge. (PDF) National Register Nomination Form, 1975 (Submitted on May 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 
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 in Image No. 5. 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
Old Covered Bridge, Meems Bottom, Virginia image. Click for full size.
J.J. Prats Postcard Collection
5. 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on October 1, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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