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070-0002 Jack's Creek Covered Bridge

Jack's Creek Covered Bridge
Photo credit: DHR, 1990

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VLR Listing Date 04/17/1973

NRHP Listing Date 05/22/1973

NRHP Reference Number 73002050

One of the most elementary of the state’s few remaining covered bridges, Jack’s Creek Bridge presents a nostalgic image of rural America. Like the nearby Bob White Covered Bridge (destroyed in 2015), the Jack’s Creek Bridge was designed by the local carpenter Walter Weaver. Charlie Vaughan served as the builder. The forty-eight-foot span was completed in 1914 and employs heavy oak framing covered with board-and-batten sheathing. A space just below the eaves was left open for light and ventilation. The bridge is preserved as a landmark under county ownership but is no longer in use, being paralleled by a modern bridge.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: August 4, 2021