Celebrate history in Woolwine on Saturday, June 15 when the 15th annual Virginia Covered Bridge Festival gets underway.
The Jack’s Creek Covered Bridge in Woolwine, and the former site of the Bob White Covered Bridge off of Elamsville Road, will share center stage during the festival that runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
History records that date back to 1914 indicate that the Jack’s Creek Covered Bridge is a 42-foot bridge designed by Walter Weaver of Woolwine and later built by Charles Vaughn of Buffalo Ridge. It holds a place in history as Patrick County’s last remaining historic covered bridge.
The Bob White Covered Bridge was constructed in 1921 and according to historical records; it was 80 foot in length and was washed away during a torrential flood on September 29, 2015. The bridge was used until the 1960s.
Restoration of the Jack’s Creek Covered Bridge took place about nine years ago using grant funds from the Federal Highway Administration’s national historic bridge program and the state’s Department of Historic Resources. Reports show that grant funds were matched by Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and the Community Revitalization…