Monday, April 8, 2013

Covered Bridge

On our way to the potato chip factory, we crossed this covered bridge.

According to a nearby sign, it is Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge...built in 1892 by Franklin Hiser Wissler to provide access to his apple orchards at Strathmore Farms, and is the longest remaining covered bridge in Virginia.

A 200-foot single span, the bridge is a Burr Truss design ― a combination of arch with vertical and diagonal supports.  All construction materials were obtained locally.

Damaged by arsonists in 1976, the bridge was restored and reopened in 1979.

No comments:

Post a Comment