Jack's Creek Covered Bridge

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Jack's Creek Covered Bridge
Jack's Creek CB.jpg
Bridge near Woolwine, Virginia
Coordinates

36°45′51.14″N 80°16′23.98″W / 36.7642056°N 80.2733278°W / 36.7642056; -80.2733278

Jack's Creek Covered Bridge
Jack's Creek Covered Bridge is located in Virginia
Jack's Creek Covered Bridge
Jack's Creek Covered Bridge is located in the US
Jack's Creek Covered Bridge
Nearest city Woolwine, VA
Coordinates 36°45′51.14″N 80°16′23.98″W / 36.7642056°N 80.2733278°W / 36.7642056; -80.2733278Coordinates: 36°45′51.14″N 80°16′23.98″W / 36.7642056°N 80.2733278°W / 36.7642056; -80.2733278
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1914
NRHP Reference # 73002050[1]
VLR # 070-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 22, 1973
Designated VLR April 17, 1973[2]
Carries pedestrian traffic
Crosses Smith River
Locale Woolwine, Virginia
Maintained by Patrick County, VA
ID number 46-68-02 (WGCB)
Characteristics
Design Queen-post truss
Total length 48 ft (15 m)
History
Construction end 1914

The Jack's Creek Covered Bridge, also known as the Upper Covered Bridge, is a county-owned wooden covered bridge that spans the Smith River in Patrick County, Virginia, United States. It is located on Jack's Creek Road (SR 615) off State Route 8 just south of the community of Woolwine, about 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of Stuart. Coordinates are 36°45′51.14″N 80°16′23.98″W / 36.7642056°N 80.2733278°W / 36.7642056; -80.2733278 (36.764206, -80.273328).

Built in 1914 (some sources say 1916), the 48-foot (15-meter) bridge is a Queen-post truss construction over a single span. Its WGCB number is 46-68-02. The Jack's Creek Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1973. It is the only historic covered bridge remaining in Patrick County, maintained by the Patrick County government.

History[edit]

The Jack's Creek Covered Bridge was designed by Walter G. Weaver of Woolwine and constructed in 1914 by Charles Vaughan[3] of Buffalo Ridge, made of oak, built to serve Jack's Creek Primitive Baptist Church for which the bridge was named. A steel-beam bridge replaced it in 1932. The Jack's Creek Covered Bridge was widened and received a new roof in 1969, followed by a full restoration by the Virginia Department of Highways in 1974, at a cost of approximately $4,550.00. Every June, the bridge is the site of the Patrick County Covered Bridge Festival.

On September 29, 2015, major flooding on the Smith River caused by days of heavy rain destroyed the nearby Bob White Covered Bridge.[4] Jack's Creek Covered Bridge was able to survive the deluge.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jack's Creek Covered Bridge" (built 1914), Virginia is for Lovers: Covered Bridges in Virginia, 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  4. ^ Martinsville Bulletin, Bob White Covered Bridge washed away by Ben R. Williams, September 29, 2015, Retrieved Oct. 15, 2015.
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