Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge

Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge (HM37D)

Location: New Market, VA 22844 Shenandoah County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 43.029', W 78° 38.814'

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Built in 1892 by Franklin Hiser Wissler to provide access to his apple orchards at Strathmore Farms, this is the longest remaining covered bridge in Virginia. a 200-foot single span, located one-half mile northwest, 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.
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HM NumberHM37D
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Marker NumberAB-1
Year Placed1980
Placed ByThe Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 704580 N 4288017
Decimal Degrees38.71715000, -78.64690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.029', W 78° 38.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 1.74" N, 78° 38' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5739-5741 US-11, New Market VA 22844, US
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