Virginia's Covered Bridges - also known as "kissing bridges" - numbered more than 100 back in the early 1900s, dwindling down to about 50 in the mid-1930s. Today, only seven authentic timber-covered bridges survive. You can visit four of them, all of which have been preserved as landmarks.
Blue Ridge Highlands
Pearisburg - Sinking Creek Bridge is a 70-foot-long red, wooden bridge with a tin roof. It was built in 1916 and is located just off Route 601 between Route 42 and Route 700. There are two other bridges in Giles County as well - Link Farm Bridge and Reynold's Farm Bridge - but neither are open to the public.
Woolwine -Jack's Creek Covered Bridge is a 48-foot oak bridge constructed in 1914. It crosses the Smith River on Route 615 just west of Route 8.
Mount Jackson - Meems Bottom Bridge is a 204-foot bridge over the north fork of the Shenandoah River built in 1894. It was burned by vandals on Halloween in 1976 but rebuilt. It is located on Route 720 just off Route 11.
Covington - Humpback Bridge - Virginia's oldest covered bridge - was built in 1857 and spans 100 feet over Dunlap Creek. It is 4-feet taller at its center, which gives the appearance of its humpback. It is located on Route 60 just off exit 10 from I-64.
Rockingham County - The seventh covered bridge still standing in Virginia is Biedler Farm Bridge. It is on private property and not accessible to the public.
Request the Virginia's Covered Bridges brochure provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Last Updated: 1/11/2019