Smith River Covered Bridge (photo at top and at right) crossed the river just south of the City of Martinsville, VA along what is route 220 Business today. Just upstream was the Smith River Dam, part of the hydroelectric generating station built in 1906. The plant furnished 50 city homes with light and eliminated the need for kerosene lamps. It also did away with the task of lighting street lights by hand.
Covered bridges are identified by their arrangement of trusses. Depending on their length the arrangement varies. View an extensive discussion of trusses HERE.
Smith River Covered Bridge from below