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Ithaca New York Trip
Sep 13, 2016
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Vermont - New Hampshire Trip
Aug 1, 2016
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Colton State Park, Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania
Jun 1, 2016
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Views from Lehighton Walmart parking lot
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Switchback Trail
May 12, 2016
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Switchback Trail, Jim Thorpe, Pa
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Sunset at Mauch Chunk Lake, Jim Thorpe, Pa
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Jim Thorpe at Night
Dec 1, 2015
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Slatington Covered Bridge
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Lehigh Canal, northern division, lock 2
May 9, 2016
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Mauch Chunk Lake Park
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Luke's Falls, Rockport, Pa
Apr 1, 2016
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High Falls, Ringing Rocks State Park
Jun 1, 2015
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2015 Carbon County Model RR Club
Dec 1, 2015
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Western Pennsylvania Trip
Jul 1, 2015
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Backyard Deer
Jun 11, 2016
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Lehigh Gap Nature Trail
Apr 27, 2016
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Lehigh Canal, Weissport, Pa.
Apr 20, 2016
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Buttermilk Falls, Rockport, Pa.
Mar 9, 2016
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Leonard Harrison State Park, Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania
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TRail to Mauch Chunk Lake
Dec 8, 2015
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Jim Thorpe Old Time Christmas
Dec 5, 2015
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Western Pennsylvania Covered Bridges
Jun 1, 2015
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Kathy's Blue Ridge Parkway Pictures
May 1, 2015
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Kathy's Game Preserve pictures
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Walk on the D&L Trail
Apr 2, 2015
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Snow
Apr 1, 2015
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Larkin Covered Bridge
Jun 8, 2014
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Misc. Waterfalls in Delaware Gap National Recreation Area
May 24, 2016
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Shohola Falls, Pike County, Pa.
May 23, 2016
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2016 Jim Thorpe Birthday, Jim Thorpe, Pa.
May 22, 2016
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Drake's Creek
Apr 1, 2016
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Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Slatington, Pa. D&L Trail
Oct 22, 2015
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Drakes Creek Hike
Nov 8, 2015
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Canal Walk, Weissport, Pa.
Oct 21, 2015
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Beltzville State Park, Lehighton, Pa.

Waterfall area

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Seven Tubs Natural Area, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Oct 15, 2015
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Fall walk along the Lehigh Canal, Weissport, Pa.
Oct 21, 2015
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Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Jim Thorpe, Pa.
Oct 7, 2015
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Speakman No. 2
Sep 24, 2015

This is the second of the "Twin Bridges" in the Laurel Reserve, private property of Brandywine Conservancy and not open to the public. The bridge was built in 1881 by Menandere Wood and Ferdinand Wood utilizing the Queenpost design. The structure is 75 feet long and 15 feet wide, it crosses Buck Run, it is only open to foot traffic. The bridge was built at a total cost of $1,938--$1,183 for woodwork and $755 for masonry work.

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Hayes Clark Covered Bridge
Sep 24, 2015

The bridge was built in 1884 by Menander Wood and Denithorne and Pollitt of Phoenixville utilizing the Burr Truss, the total cost of the structure was $2,526. The bridge is 75 feet long and 16 feet wide and crosses Doe Run. The structure is is in good condition closed to vehicle traffic.

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CAmping trip to Worlds End State Park, Forksville, Pa.
Aug 24, 2015
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Erie Insurance Co. Home Office
Jul 1, 2015

Located in Erie, Pa., I was an adjuster for them for 23 years before retiring

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Presque Isle State Park
Jul 1, 2015

Located near Erie, Pa.

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Harrington Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The Bridge was built in 1870 by William Sherman using multiple kingpost truss. The structure spans West Branch Conneaut Creek. The bridge is 72 feet long and 14 feet wide and utilizes one span.

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Waterford Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

This bridge was built in 1875 by Charles and James Phelps using the Town Truss design and utilizes one span. The structures length is 78 feet and a width of 15 feet, it crosses Le Boeuf Creek.

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Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

This is Mercer County's only remaining covered bridge. The bridge is located on Township Road 471, approximately one half-mile east of S.R. 18, in Pymatuning Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The bridge is situated in a rural area and spans the Shenango River. The single-lane Mercer County Bridge 1801 consists of a single span, Smith Truss covered bridge on sandstone ashlars. The structure has a span of 122'-6" backwall to backwall on a 90 degree skew. The roadway is 16'-7" between the trusses. The structure was constructed in 1868 by the Smith Bridge Company of Tipp City, Ohio. Devised and patented in 1867 by Robert Smith, both tension and compression members were all wood.

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Bank's Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Constructed in 1889, the bridge is a Burr Arch truss built on stone foundations and supported by steel girders; it is 121 feet long and 15 feet wide. The builder of this structure is unknown

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McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The McConnell's Mill Bridge is located on Route 415, McConnell's Road, in McConnell's Mill State Park in Slippery Rock Township. The bridge was built in 1874 by an unknown builder, it utilized the Howe truss design. The structure crosses Slippery Rock Creek. The length of the bridge is 96 feet and the width is 15 feet.

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Lippincott/Cox Farm Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The structure was built in 1943 and utilizes the Kingpost truss design and crosses Ruff Creek. The bridge is 27 feet long and 15 wide, it is owned and maintained by the county. the builder is unknown.

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Scott Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The structure is 41 feet long and 15 feet wide it crosses 10 Mile Creek. The bridge was built by William Lang in 1885.

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Shriver Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The bridge was built in 1900 and crosses the Hargus Creek, the length is 40 feet and the width is 14 feet. The builder of the structure is unknown, the county owns and maintains the bridge, it is open to vehicular traffic.

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King Covered Bridge.
Jul 1, 2015

The King Bridge was built in 1890 utilizing the Queenpost design, it is 46 feet long and 15 feet 4 inches wide and crosses Hoover Run. The builder of this structure is unknown.

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Neddie Wood Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Serving as the oldest covered bridge that remains standing in Greene County, this bridge was names for Edward (Ned or Neddie) W. Wood, a Civil War veteran who owned the land on which the bridge was built in 1882.

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White Covered Bridge.
Jul 1, 2015

The White Bridge is the longest of the Queenpost structures located within Greene County. There is, however, a discrepancy concerning the date of this bridges construction. With the exception of the 1990 state survey, which determined that the bridge was built in 1900, all other sources suggest that the White Bridge was constructed around 1919. The bridge is 70 feet long and 15 feet wide and crosses Whitely Creek.

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Carmichaels Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

This is one of seven covered bridges still standing within the boundaries of Greene County. The structure was built in 1889 utilizing the Queenpost design and crosses over Muddy Creek in Cumberland Township. The bridge is 64 feet long and 15 feet wide, the builder of the bridge is unknown.

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Ralston Freeman Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Ralston Freeman Bridge was built in 1915 utilizing the Kingpost design, its builder is unknown. The bridge is 28 feet long and 12 feet wide, it crosses Aunt Clara's, Kings Creek.

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Jackson's Mill Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The year and builder of the Jackson's Mills Bridge is unknown, it was built using the Queenpost design. The bridge crosses Kings Creek and is open to vehicular traffic. It is 35 feet long and 14 feet wide. The bride is rumored to have been named after William Jackson who owned a Grist Mill near the bridge site in the 1870's and 1880's.

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Devil's Den / McClurg Covered Bridge

This bridge is located in Hanover Township Park, on the south side of State Route 4004, approximately 1 mile west of Florence, in Hanover Township. The structure utilizes the Kingpost Truss and is 24 feet long and the width is 12 feet 3 inches, it crosses a small ravine. The year and builder of the bridge is unknown. The covered bridge has two commonly used names. It is referred to as "Devil's Den" because of the cave hidden behind the waterfall near where the bridge used to stand. The current name, McClurg is derived from the family that owned the land around where the bridge originally stood.

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Lyle Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

This Washington County bridge is tucked away in a remote, quiet valley along a gravel township road. The bridge is the shortest covered bridge in the County, although the year of the bridge's construction is unknown, there is an inspection record which traced the maintenance of the Lyle from 1915 until sometime in the mid 1930's. First picture is a bridge the GPS took us to by mistake.

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Krepp's Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The Krepp's was built utilizing the Kingpost design, both the builder and the year it was built is unknown. The bridge crosses Cherry Creek and is 24 feet long and 13 feet 3 inches wide.

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Pine Bank Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Pine Bank was built in 1870 using the Kingpost design, its builder is unknown. The bridge is 30 feet 6 inches long and 15 feet wide, it crosses Avella Ravine in Meadowcroft Village property. Although built in 1870, this bridge is unique to the area because of its later arrival on Washington County's soil in 1962. With vertical plank siding and gable roof, this bridge was originally located in Greene County over Toms Run in Gilmore Township. In 1962, Albert Miller moved the bridge into Meadowcroft Village, a 19th century town recreated as a tourist attraction, with many buildings original to the period.

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Sawhill Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Sawhill was built in 1915 by builder unknown and utilizes the Queenpost design. The bridge is 49 feet long and 12 feet 6 inches wide and crosses Buffalo Creek.

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Bailey Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Located over Ten Mile Creek, The Bailey Bridge is the last Burr Truss covered bridge still standing in Washington County. The Burr Truss is an arch truss that combines great wooden arches with multiple Kingpost trusses. The arches tie directly into the bridge's abutment, allowing the wider streams and rivers to be spanned. It is said that the Bailey brothers, who owned the property the bridge is located on, contracted Daniel Smith to build the bridge in 1889.

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Hughes Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The Hughes was built in 1889 and the builder is unknown, the Queenpost was used in the construction. The bridge is 55 feet 6 inches long and 12 feet 4 inches wide., it crosses Ten Mile Creek.The history of the Hughes covered Bridge is long and well documented. In 1889 Amwell Township built the Queenpost truss bridge. However, the combination of hewed and sawed timbers in the truss system suggests that this bridge replaced an earlier bridge in the same location.

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Leatherman Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The Leatherman Bridge was built utilizing the Queenpost design, neither the year or the builder is known. The bridge is 36 feet long and 12 feet wide and crosses the South Branch, Pigeon Creek.

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Henry Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Henry Covered Bridge. Henry Covered bridge was built in 1841 the builder is unknown, they used the Queenpost design in its construction. The bridge is 36 feet long and 12 feet 6 inches wide, it crosses Mingo Creek. The structure is owned and maintained by the Washington County and open to vehicular traffic.

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Wright Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Wright Covered Bridge was built using the Kingpost design, the year of construction and the builder is unknown. The bridge is 26 feet long and 13 feet 4 inches wide and crosses the North Branch, Pigeon Creek. With the exception of two, all of the Kingposts in the truss system are sawed, indicating that the timbers from a previous bridge were used. While the original date of construction of the Wright is estimated between 1875 and 1899.

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Ebenezer Church Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Ebenezer Bridge is located just southeast of County Road in Mino Creek County Park, approximately 1 mile from the west entrance to the park off of State Route 1059, about 0.5 mile north of Kammerer in Nottingham Township.

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Day Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The bridge is located on Township Route 339, just south of State Route 18, approximately 1.4 miles east of Sparta, in Morris Township. The Bridge was built utilizing the Queenpost Truss. The structure is 36 feet 6 inches in length and the width is 12 feet, it crosses Short Creek.

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Crawford Covered Bridge

The Crawford Covered Bridge is located on Township Route 307, just west of State Route 3037, approximately 0.7 miles northwest of W. Finley, in W. Finley Township, Pennsylvania. The year and the builder of the structure is unknown. The Queenpost truss was used in construction of the bridge, it is 39 feet long and 11 feet wide. The bridge crosses Robinson Fork, Wheeling Creek.

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Longdon L. Miller Covered Bridge

This bridge utilizes the Queenpost design, the builder and year of construction is unknown. The Longdon is 67 feet long 7 inches long and 11 feet 10 inches wide, it crosses Templeton Fork, Wheeling Creek. This is another bridge that is well secluded along a gravel township road. It is rather long Queenpost truss structure that has four wooden trestle supports under its sixty seven foot long deck.

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Sprowl's Covered Bridge.

Sprowl's Covered Bridge was built in 1875 utilizing the Kingpost design, its builder is unknown. The bridge is 36 feet long and 12 feet 7 inches wide and crosses Rocky Run. The Bridge is located in a secluded rural valley on a gravel township road.

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Plants Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

The Plants Bridge was constructed using the Kingpost design, neither the year of construction or the builder is known. It is owned and maintained by the county and opened to vehicular traffic. The bridge is 24 feet 6 inches long and 12 feet 19 inches wide, it crosses Templeton Fork, Wheeling Creek. Although the exact year of the construction is unknown, it is thought to be built by Leonard Plants sometime after 1880. Leonard left his home to apprentice as a carpenter and shortly thereafter was hired to work on the National Road. After his father's death in 1880, Plants return home and turned the once unproductive land into a successful farm. Given Leonard's background as a carpenter, and considering the improvements he made to the farm upon his return, he is most likely the builder of the Plants Covered Bridge.

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Wyit Sprowls Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Wyit Sprowls was built in 1915 and the builder is unknown, its length is 43 feet and the width is 11 feet 6 inches. The bridge utilizes the Queenpost design and crosses Robinson Fork, Wheeling Creek. This bridge is another typical Washington County covered bridge with vertical plank siding that is painted barn red both inside and out and features a tin covered gable roof. It has crosswise deck planking, two rectangular windows on each side.

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Danley Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Danley Covered Bridge. The Location of the Danley is on Township Route 379, just east of State Route 3025, approximately 1.2 miles north of Good Intent, in West Finley Township. The year and builder of the structure is unknown. The Queenpost truss was utilized in the construction of the bridge. The length is 39 feet and the width is 11 feet 7 inches. The Danley is located along a gravel township road in a hidden valley of Washington County.

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Erskine Covered Bridge

The Erskine Bridge was built by William Gordon in 1845 utilizing the Queenpost design. The structure is 39 feet 6 inches long and 11 feet 8 inches wide. The Erskine crosses Middle Wheeling Creek. The Erskine Bridge is the oldest bridge remaining in Washington County, and has the typical vertical plank siding on the sides and portals, a tin covered gable roof, and a plain box like appearance. Painted barn red both inside and out, it has a deck of crosswise planking, and two windows on each side with narrow eave openings. The bridge is located in Washington County, Pa.

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Mays Blaney Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Mays Blaney Covered Bridge. The bridge was built in 1882 the builder is unknown, it utilizes the Queenpost design and crosses Middle Wheeling Creek. The bridge is 31 feet 6 inches long and 11 feet 10 inches wide. The bridge is located in Washington County, Pa.

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Brownlee/Scott Covered Bridge
Jul 1, 2015

Brownlee/Scott Covered Bridge. The bridge is located In McGuffey Community Park SW of Claysville, Pa. The structure is 31 feet long and 11 feet wide and utilizes Kingpost truss. The bridge crosses a dry creek bed in the park.

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Kathy's Blue Ridge Pictures
May 2, 2015
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Blue Ridge Parkway and Smoky Mountains
May 3, 2015
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Elk & Bison
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Thomas Mill Covered Bridge

Thomas Mill Bridge was built in 1855 the builder is unknown, its truss is of the Howe design. The structure crosses Wissahickon Creek and is 86 ft. 6 in. long and 18 ft. 8in. wide. This is the oldest and one of the longest of Pennsylvania's five remaining historic Howe truss covered bridges. Although there were a number of covered bridges in the Philadelphia area during the nineteenth century, this is the only one still standing. Its sides are covered with typical barn red, vertical board and batten siding. It has crosswise plank flooring, stone and motor abutments and wingwalls, and shingles laid on wide roof sheeting boards.

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Flight 93 Memorial
Sep 17, 2014
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McGee's Mill Covered Bridge
Sep 17, 2014

McGees Mills was built in 1873 by Thomas A McGee utilizing the Burr truss design. The bridge has been extensively reinforced with heavy steel mending plates at the joints of the Burr arches, and angle irons and mending plates on the other wooden timbers, and a five foot high wall of laminated two by twelve inch planks banded together with steel plates that run the entire length of the bridge.

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Punxsutawney, Pa. Gobblers Knob
Sep 17, 2014

Home of Punxsutawney Phil, world famous weatherman

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Kinterburg Covered Bridge
Sep 17, 2014

The Kinterburg Covered Bridge was built in 1877, it was named after a local shop keeper, Isaac Kinter. The bridge was built by J.S. Fleming at a cost of $893.00 utilizing the Howe Truss. The bridge is one of the few Howe Truss structures left in Pennsylvania. The bridge is open to foot traffic only. The length is 62 ft. and the width is 15 ft. and crosses Crooked Creek.

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Harmons Covered Bridge
Sep 17, 2014

Harmon's bridge was built in 1910 by John R. Carnahan the county engineer, for a sum of $525.00. This structure was named after Civil War veteran J.S. Harmon. The bridge has a length 41 ft. and a width of 15 ft.

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Trusal Covered Bridge
Sep 17, 2014

The structure was built in 1870 by persons unknown, it has a length of 35 ft. and a width of 15 ft. The bridge is also only open to foot traffic. The bridge is in fair condition.

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Thomasford Covered Bridge
Sep 17, 2014

The Thomas Ford Bridge, in Indiana County. Pennsylvania was built in 1879 utilizing the Town Lattice Truss for the sum of $545.00 by Amos Thomas. The structure crosses Crooked Creek, its length is 75 ft and the width is 15 ft.

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Bells Mill Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

Built in 1850, the Bells Mill Bridge is a burr arch truss design, 13 feet wide and 104 feet long. The bridge is in daily use. The entire structure rests on stone and mortar abutments that are reinforced with concrete both at the ground and road level. The bridge also has stone and mortar wing walls that are protected with heavy wooden guardrails.

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Packsaddle Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

The bridge was built using the Multiple kingpost design, the year of construction was 1870. The structure is 48 feet long and 14 feet wide, it is in good condition and open to vehicular traffic.

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Burkholder Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1870 and used the Burr Truss in its construction. The length of the structure is 52 ft. and the width is 12 ft. it is in good condition and open to vehicle traffic.

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Lower Humbert Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1891 and is 126 feet long and 12 feet wide. The Burr Arch was used in construction of this structure.

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King's Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

King's bridge was built in 1906 and used the Burr Truss, The bridge is 127 feet long and 12 feet wide.

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Baronvale Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1902 and utilizes the Burr Truss. The length of the bridge is 162 ft. 3 in. and the width is 13 ft. 10 in.

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Quecreek Mine Accident and Rescue
Sep 16, 2014

Nine coal miners were rescued at this site after the Quecreek mine was flooded on July 28, 2002

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Walter's Mill Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1830 utilizing the Burr Truss. The bridge crosses Haupts Run in Somerset Historical Center grounds. The bridge was built by Christian Ankeny and Jacob Walter and was originally located over Coxes Creek four miles south of Somerset, Pa. The bridge is 60 feet long and 12 feet wide, it is in good condition and only open to foot traffic.

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Shaffer's Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

Shaffer's (also known as Bens Creek Bridge) was built in 1877 and crosses Ben's Creek in Conemaugh west of Bens Creek, Pa. The bridges length is 68 feet and the width is 13 feet. it is in fair condition.

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