Bob White Covered Bridge

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Bob White Covered Bridge
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The Bob White Covered Bridge near Woolwine, Virginia.
Nearest city Woolwine, Virginia
Coordinates 36°46′44.82″N 80°14′51.26″W / 36.7791167°N 80.2475722°W / 36.7791167; -80.2475722Coordinates: 36°46′44.82″N 80°14′51.26″W / 36.7791167°N 80.2475722°W / 36.7791167; -80.2475722
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1921
Built by Weaver, Walter
Architectural style Other, Burr Arch
Governing body County
NRHP Reference # 73002049[1]
VLR # 070-0027
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 22, 1973
Designated VLR April 17, 1973[2]

The Bob White Covered Bridge, also known as the Lower Covered Bridge or Woolwine Covered Bridge, is a county owned wooden covered bridge that spans the Smith River in Patrick County, Virginia, United States. It is located on the old portion of Bob White Road (SR 869) off State Route 8 southeast of the community of Woolwine, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) north of Stuart. Coordinates are 36°46′44.82″N 80°14′51.26″W / 36.7791167°N 80.2475722°W / 36.7791167; -80.2475722 (36.779117, -80.247572).

Built in 1921, the 80-foot (24-meter) bridge is a Queen-post truss construction over two spans. Its WGCB number is 46-68-01. The Bob White Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1973. It is one of two historic covered bridges remaining in Patrick County, maintained by the Patrick County government.

History[edit]

The Bob White Covered Bridge was constructed by Walter G. Weaver of Woolwine, named for the former Bob White Post Office which in turn was named after the bobwhite quails that inhabit the area. It served as an access route to the Smith River Church of the Brethren, located on the south side of the river. The bridge was bypassed to the west with a concrete bridge in 1981. Although closed to motor traffic, the Bob White Covered Bridge still attracts numerous visitors. The bridge is the site of annual horse-drawn wagon rides as part of the Patrick County Covered Bridge Festival which is held every June.

Bob White Covered Bridge
Carries pedestrian traffic
Crosses Smith River
Locale Woolwine, Virginia
Maintained by Patrick County, VA
ID number 46-68-01 (WGCB)
Design Queen-post truss
Total length 80 ft (24 m)
Construction end 1921
Coordinates 36°46′44.82″N 80°14′51.26″W / 36.7791167°N 80.2475722°W / 36.7791167; -80.2475722

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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