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Nicely preserved

This is a longer covered bridge that is very nicely preserved. Best photo is fron the east side... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kevin P
Salina, Kansas
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The location of this bridge is so peaceful. The sounds of the water the shades of the trees and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Ann S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a longer covered bridge that is very nicely preserved. Best photo is fron the east side. Make sure you see the interior timbers.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this bridge is so peaceful. The sounds of the water the shades of the trees and the smell of the old wood brought back so many fond memories Truly a hidden treasure.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mary Ann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One-lane covered bridge. Worth the stop, especially for a picnic (only one table at the pull off) or to skip stones under the bridge.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MeredithH93
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Meems Bottom Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Virginia and the only one open to vehicle traffic. A single lane bridge was originally built in 1867, but this is the 4th bridge to stand here with the previous ones being destroyed by flood...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mark G
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Took a quick trip to the bridge after seeing a small sign. Fun to drive, as it is open to car traffic. It sounds cliche, but it does feel like going back in time. Close to Shenandoah Caverns, Route 11 Potato Chips experience/factory.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim H
Reviewed January 19, 2019

We stopped at Meems Bottom Covered Bridge while exploring the area in October 2018. It really is a hidden gem and well worth a short visit. It is one of the only remaining covered bridges in Virginia that is still "open" for vehicle traffic. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank virginian9
Reviewed January 12, 2019

After visiting the Caverns in the Shenandoah area, we drove across the Meems Covered Bridge nearby. This is a cool bridge and reminded me of the Northeast where there are a lot of covered bridges. Its a flashback to the old days !! Definitely get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed October 3, 2018

One lane covered bridge crossing the Shenandoah River just south of Mt. Jackson, VA. There is a parking area on the east side, so you can get out of your car and look around. When driving across, watch for oncoming traffic.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped off at the Meems Bottom Covered Bridge. Never been through one before, and it was fun. There is a pull-over area on the south side of the bridge with parking for about 6 cars, and a picnic area. You can walk up to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MrHearsay
Reviewed September 14, 2018

There's a hidden gem in the small Shenandoah Valley town of Mount Jackson, VA by the name of Meems Bottom Covered Bridge right off of Route 11. If you're ever in the area (e.g. visiting Luray Caverns, Route 11 Potato Chips, New Market Battlefield, etc.)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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