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Bridgewater Covered Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken from Annual Report of the State Highway Commissioner to the Governor of Virginia

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BH Photo #509960

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over North River on Main Street
Location
Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1878; replaced 1916
Builder
- William Grove
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.37962, -78.97954   (decimal degrees)
38°22'47" N, 78°58'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/676481/4249868 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94726 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2021: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bridgewater Covered Bridge
Posted October 14, 2021, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The photo was captioned with “said to be the longest single wood bridge span in the world”

Bridgewater Covered Bridge
Posted October 14, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If the given length is correct (which based on appearance I don't doubt), that is an impressive single-span structure!

Appears to have been a Burr Arch based on the angled siding at the abutments.