"The bridge is poplar and oak framed in the manner patented by Theodore Burr in 1817. The principal structural components are a pair of hewn timber segmented arches framed into and around a pair of multiple kingpost trusses to create an indeterminate composite timber structure.
"Built as part of Virginia's network of turnpikes linking the Tidewater to the Trans-Allegheny regions, this example of the Burr truss demonstrates the high level of craftsmanship and knowledge of contemporary engineering design that went into many covered bridges."
-- Dennis M. Zembala, Historical American Engineering Record, 1995
BRIDGEHUNTER, i"m 44 years old and i grew up in the house beside of the BARRACKVILLE COVERED BRIDGE. It was and is the most beautiful bridge I've ever seen. I have beautiful pictures of it. As kids my sister and I played in it. We even camped underneath it. It was the safest place in the world to us. To me the bridge is like home. A laundrymat used to be beside it. We would go there and get a cream soda and sit on the large stones that are in front of the bridge. We would sit there and watch the cars go by. Barracville, what a wonderful home it was.Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy the Barrackville Covered Bridge. Thanks!