List of covered bridges in Virginia

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Below is a current list of covered bridges in Virginia. There are six historic covered bridges remaining in the U.S. state of Virginia, all still at their original locations.

Name County Location Built Length (ft) Spans Image Notes
Biedler Farm Rockingham Broadway 1896 93 Smith Creek One of the oldest covered bridges remaining in Virginia. Privately owned.
Humpback Alleghany Covington 1857 109 Dunlap Creek The only arched covered bridge remaining in the United States.
Jack's Creek Patrick Woolwine 1914 48 Smith River Only historic covered bridge remaining in Patrick County.
Link Farm Giles Newport 1912 49 Sinking Creek Narrowest covered bridge in Virginia at 12 feet (3.7 m) wide. Privately owned.
Meems Bottom Shenandoah Mount Jackson 1894 204 North Fork of the Shenandoah River Meems Bottom Covered Bridge Currently the longest covered bridge in Virginia. Burned down on October 28, 1976. Rebuilt in 1978.
Sinking Creek Giles Newport ca. 1916 71 Sinking Creek

Below is a list of some of the other historic covered bridges in Virginia which were destroyed, removed, or altered.

Name County Location Built Length (ft) Spans Notes
Bob White Patrick Woolwine 1921 80 Smith River Bridge was destroyed during major flooding on September 29, 2015.[1]
Marysville Campbell Gladys 1878 60 Seneca River Bridge was destroyed by a flood during Hurricane Fran in September 1996.
C.K. Reynolds Giles Newport 1919 36 Sinking Creek Formerly was the shortest historic covered bridge in Virginia and privately owned. Destroyed by wind on March 1, 2017.[2]
Trent Cumberland Cumberland ca. 1844 145 Willis River Bridge no longer extant.

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  1. ^ Martinsville Bulletin, Bob White Covered Bridge washed away by Ben R. Williams, September 29, 2015, Retrieved Oct. 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Caswell, William S. World Guide to Covered Bridges (2021 ed.). Concord, New Hampshire: National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. p. xxxii. ISBN 978-0-578-30263-8.

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