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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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Trostletown Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1845 and uses the Multiple kingpost in its design. The bridge is 104 feet long and 12 feet wide, it is in fair condition.

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Glessner Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

Glessner Bridge was built in 1881 by Tobias Glessner, he utilized the Burr Truss in its construction. Glessner is 90 feet long and 12 feet wide, it is in good condition and open to vehicular traffic.

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New Baltimore Covered Bridge
Sep 16, 2014

This bridge was built in 1879 and crosses the Raystown Branch, Juniata River, it is 86 feet long and 12 feet wide. The construction of this bridge used the Multiple kingpost, it is in good condition and frequently used by vehicular traffic.

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Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania
Sep 15, 2014
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Snook's Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

This bridge was built in 1880 using the Burr truss, the builder was unknown. The bridges length is 82 ft. and the width is 16 ft. The bridge is owned and maintained by the County of Bedford.

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Bowser Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

This structure was built in 1890 and crosses Bob's Creek, the length of the bridge is 90 ft. and the width is 12 ft. 4" utilizing the burr truss. The builder of the bridge is unknown and the owner is Bedford County.

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Dr. Knisley Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

Dr. Knisley bridge was built in 1867 and the builder is unknown and is privately owned. The structure construction utilizes the Burr truss its length is 80ft and width 12 ft. The bridge is only open to foot traffic and it crosses Dunnings Creek.

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Ryot Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

The bridge was built in 1868 with a Burr truss construction. Its length is 84 ft. and the width is 12 ft. and crosses Dunnings Creek. The builder is unknown. The condition of the bridge is excellent and opened to all traffic.

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Cuppetts Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

This bridge was built in 1882 using the Burr truss and crosses Dunnings Creek. The length is 60 feet and the width is 12 feet. The builder is unknown and the owner at the present date is private.

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Colvin Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

The bridge was built in 1880 using the Multiple kingpost design, the structure crosses Shawnee Creek in Napier Twp. The builder is unknown. This is one of the very few bridges in Bedford county that utilizes the red barn paint as the other bridges are painted white with a red trim.

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Raystown Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

This bridge was built in 1892 and uses the Burr truss. The length of the bridge is 89 ft. with a width of 12 ft. 10 in.

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Herline Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

The bridge was built in 1902 and the builder is unknown, it crosses Juniata River. The length of the bridge is 138 ft and the width is 8 ft. 10 inches, it utilizes the Burr truss construction.

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Claycolm Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

This bridge was originally built in 1880 at Reynoldsdale approximately fifteen miles north of its present location. The bridge was moved to its new location in 1975. This structure utilizes the Burr Truss and crosses Raystown Branch, Juniata River. The length of the bridge is 126 feet and the width is 13 ft. 10 in., it is open to all traffic and is in excellent condition.

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Halls Mill Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014



The bridge was built in 1872 and the builder is unknown, the owner of this structure is the county. The length of the bridge is91 ft. and the width is 12 ft. 6 in. this bridge was built using the Burr truss and it crosses Yellow Creek, it is open to traffic. This bridge looks like it has just been recently refurbished, everything looks in mint condition. The bridge sits in a beautiful setting of farm fields and mountains

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Felton's Mill Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

The bridge was built in 1892 using the Burr truss, its length is 105 ft. and width 12 ft. 6 in. The Builder was W.S. Mullins and is privately owned. It was almost impossible to get good pictures of the bridge due to heavy undergrowth. The bridge appears to be on it's last legs and ready to fall down any day now.

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Jackson Mills Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

This bridge was built in 1875 utilizing the Burr truss, it crosses Brush Creek. The length of the bridge is 91 ft. and the width is 15 ft., and was built by A.D. Bottomfield and Joe Pee. The bridge was named after M.J. Jackson who owned and operated the gristmill and sawmill which is located close by. This bridge is open to all traffic it had been refurbished in 1991 at a cost of $489,000 which was much lower than the cost of a contemporary structure at the price of $850,000. The bridge has a very unusual uncovered bridge portion that extends from the roadbed to the east of the bridge. This unusual look has led to the nickname "The Grasshopper Bridge".

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Hewitt Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

The bridge was built in 1880 and the builder is unknown, it crosses Twin Creek. The length is 88 ft. and the width is 13 ft. The construction uses the Burr truss, the bridge is in excellent condition and open to all traffic.

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Fischtner Covered Bridge
Sep 15, 2014

Fischtner Bridge was built 1880 by Jacob or Johnathon Fischtner. The bridge was constructed using the Multiple kingpost truss. The bridge is 56 ft. long and 13 ft. wide.

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New Germantown Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

New Germantown bridge was built in 1891 by John W. Fry utilizing a truss of Queenpost with a kingpost. The bridge crosses Sherman's creek and is used by daily traffic. The length is 74 feet and the with is 12 ft.

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Mount Pleasant Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

The bridge was built in 1918 by L.M. Wentzel and is owned by Perry county. It crosses the Sherman creek and is used by daily traffic. The length is 60 feet and the width is 17 feet 9 inches.

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Book's Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014



The bridge was built in 1884 and the builder is unknown, the length of the bridge is 70 ft. the width is 17 feet and uses a single span. The bridge design is the Burr truss. The bridge is open to vehicle traffic.

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Enslow Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

The Enslow (Turkey Tail) Covered Bridge built in 1904 using the Burr truss design, the length is 110 feet and 16 feet wide, the builder is unknown. The bridge is owned and maintained by Perry County,Pennsylvania the structure crosses Sherman's creek.

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Bistline Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

This structure was built in 1871 with the Burr truss design, the builder is unknown. The bridge crosses Sherman creek and like Adair's this bridge also has been completely restored. This structure is also opened to vehicle traffic.

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Adairs / Cisna Mill Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

Adairs Bridge was built in 1864 using the Burr truss, it is 150 ft. long and 14 ft. 3 in. wide, the builder is unknown.

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Rice / Landisburg Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

Rice/Landisburg bridge was built in 1869 utilizing the Burr truss with two queen posts and crosses Sherman's creek. The length of the bridge is 132 feet and 18 feet wide. Perry county owns this and maintains this structure. The bridge is open to daily traffic, the bridge is in good condition.

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Waggoner Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014



Waggoner bridge was built in 1889 utilizing the Burr truss, the structure crosses Bixler's Run. The length of the bridge is 84 ft. and the width is 17 ft. The builder was Joseph D. Lightner.

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Dellville Covered Bridge
Aug 8, 2014

The bridge was built in 1889 by Andrew Clouser and crosses the Sherman creek, it is owned by the county. The bridge uses the Burr arch design, it is 174 feet long and 20 feet wide. The bridge is opened to traffic and is used quite extensively. This is the longest and widest bridge in Perry county

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Saville Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014



Saville bridge was built in 1903 using the Burr truss the bridge spans Big Buffalo creek. The length of the bridge is 60 ft and the width is 17 ft. The builder was L.M. Wentzel. The owner of the bridge is the state of Pennsylvania. The bridge is open to daily traffic.

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Kochenderfer Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

Kochenderfer bridge was built in 1919 by Adair Brothers and crosses Big Buffalo creek. The bridge is closed to traffic and is privately owned. The bridge length is 71 feet and the width is 18 feet, the truss is a Queenpost design with a kingpost.

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Clay Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

The covered bridge was built in 1890 by George Harting it is located in Little Buffalo State park and crosses the Little Buffalo creek. The length of the bridge is 82 feet with a width of 15 feet and is open to foot traffic only.

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Fleisher's Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

Fleisher bridge was built in 1887 using the Burr truss design, the length is 125 feet and 17 feet wide, it crosses Big Buffalo creek. The builder of the bridge was Yohn and Ritter, Perry county owns and maintains the bridge.

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Red Covered Bridge
Aug 12, 2014

Red bridge was built in 1886 and the builder is unknown. The bridge crosses Wildcat creek In Liverpool twp. The structure utilizes the multiple kingpost truss, the length is 55 feet and the width is 15 feet.

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Bowmandale Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014

The bridge was originally built in 1867 using a Burr Truss. The structure crosses the Yellow Breeches creek utilizing one span. The length of the bridge is 112 ft and a width of 15 ft. The original builder of this bridge is unknown.

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Ramp Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014



Ramp covered bridge was built in 1870 using the Burr truss design. The bridge crosses Conodoguinet creek. The length of the bridge is 130 feet and the width is 14 feet. The bridge is owned and maintained by the county. The bridge is open to daily traffic. The bridge is in very good condition.

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Martin's Mill Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014



Martin Mill / Shindle Bridge is reported to be the longest remaining Town truss covered bridge in Pennsylvania. It was reconstructed after the Hurricane Agnes flood of 1972 but is now closed to all traffic except foot and bike trail users. The bridge was built in 1839 by Jacob Shirk, the length is 207 ft. and a width of 16 ft., it crosses Conococheague Creek in Franklin County.

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Witherspoon Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014

The bridge was built in 1883 by S.Stouffer and it utilizes the Burr Truss in its construction. The structures length is 87 ft. and the width is 14 ft. it crosses Licking Creek in Montgomery Township. The bridge is in very good condition and is very well kept and landscaped.

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St. Mary's Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014

St. Mary's bridge was built in 1889 utilizing the Howe truss design. It crosses Shade creek in Cromwell Township. The bridge is 65 feet long and 17 ft. 6 in. wide. The county own and maintains the bridge. The bridge is open to daily traffic. The condition of the bridge is excellent. The structure is well maintained and landscaped. This is one of the most beautiful setting for a covered bridge and the only remaining bridge in Huntingdon county.

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Academia / Pomeroy Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014

This is the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning Tuscarora creek. Its length is 270 feet and width is 15 feet 6 inches. The structure utilizes the Burr Arch design, it was originally built in 1870 by James M. Groninger. The bridge has gone under a complete restoration and was reconstructed to its original design.

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Port Royal / Lehman's Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014

The original bridge was built in 1888 and destroyed by hurricane Agnes in 1972. The Lehman's had it rebuilt using steel supported stringer structure with a Burr arch design (for decoration) The bridge crosses Licking creek. The length of the structure is 108 feet and has a width of 15 feet 6 inches. The original builder is unknown.

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Dimmsville Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014

The bridge was built in 1902 and the builder is unknown The length is 100 ft. and the width is 15 ft. The bridge is on private property and spans the Cocolamus creek. The bridge looks like it's ready to collapse into the creek, I don't think it will last much longer.

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East Oriental / Meiser's Covered Bridge
Aug 11, 2014

The structure was built in 1907 using the Burr Truss, it has 1 span and crosses the Hahantango Creek. The length is 90 ft. and the width is 15 ft. 6 in. The builder is unknown and the owner is private. There is no traffic allowed on the bridge. The bridge was almost hidden with trees, missed it the first time but found it the second time. Spoke to a nice women who seems to be the bridge owner. She took the time to walk me to the bridge to take a few photos of it.

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Schlicher's Covered Bridge
Oct 3, 2012

The bridge was built in 1882 and is located on Trexler Game Preserve Rd. southwest of Schnecksville, Pa. It is not open to traffic at this time. Bridge was rebuilt in 2014 and is open to traffic again.

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Keefer Mills Covered Bridge
Jun 17, 2014

The Keefer Bridge was built in 1853 by William Butler for $498.00. The site was near Geringer's Mill, about which little is known. Montour County records, however list it as the Keefer Bridge, possibly after builder, George W. Keefer.

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Moreland/Frasier Covered Bridge
Jun 17, 2014

Built in 1888 of the Burr Arch design and a structure length of 186 feet spanning Little Muncy creek, this bridge is in good condition, the bridge is open to traffic, as of 2014 with just a turn around. The bridge is nestled in a small valley with scenic mountains on all sides.

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Buttonwood Covered Bridge
Jun 17, 2014

The Buttonwood bridge was built in 1898 with the multiple king truss variant design and the structure length of 169 feet spanning Blockhouse creek. The bridge is in outstanding condition with a new wood shingled roof and pressure treated floor.

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Buckhorn Covered Bridge
Jun 17, 2014

This bridge was built in 1877 of the Burr Arch design with a structure length of 190 feet crossing Larry's Creek. Cogan House bridge is in outstanding condition and open to traffic as of 2014, and leads to a dead end private drive near the game lands.

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James S. Fink Covered Bridge
Jun 17, 2014

The bridge was built in 1986 utilizing a Stringer truss. It crosses Larry's creek in Anthony TWP. The structure is 62 feet long and is open to vehicle traffic, but it is on a private road and to view the bridge you must walk in about fifty yards.

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Logan Mills Covered Bridge
Jun 17, 2014

The bridge crosses over Big Fishing creek. It was built in 1874 and the builder is unknown. The truss is a Queen post and it is 64" in length. The bridge had a complete reconstruction that was completed in January 2004. The bridge was again opened to all traffic. Logan Mills Covered Bridge is located near the small mountain village of Loganton, Pa. among many Amish farms. The bridge has a very beautiful setting in farmland and rolling hills.

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Factory Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

The bridge is in excellent condition and is open to daily traffic. This bridge is built with Akinspost truss system between 2 queen post trusses. It is capable of withstanding a weight of 34 tons, it has reinforced I beams placed under its deck. Both sides and the portals are covered with vertical boards and batten siding. The deck is lengthwise planking and the roof sheet metal. The Factory bridge was built in circa 1800 and is 16' wide and 60" long.

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Hubler Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

The bridge had been constructed in 1850 of multiple kingpost truss design. The bridge spans the little Buffalo creek. Length of the bridge is 33 feet and a width of 15 feet. The builder of this bridge is unknown. The bridge is in excellent condition and closed to traffic. A gate has been placed in the middle of the bridge dividing the private property from the Lewisburg federal prison property.

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Hassenplug Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

Hassenplug was built in 1825 (this is suppose to be the oldest bridge in the state) using the Burr arch design. The bridge crosses over Buffalo Creek in the town of Mifflinburg. The length of the structure is 80 ft. and the width is 16 ft. The builder of the bridge is unknown. It is open to daily traffic and is in very good condition.

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Hayes Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1882 using the multiple kingpost truss. The bridge is in good condition and is used by daily traffic. The builder is unknown..The length of the structure is 70 feet.

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Millmont Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

The Millmont Red bridge (also known as the Glen Iron bridge) was built in 1855 using the Burr arch truss design, the bridge crosses Penns creek in Union county, Pennsylvania.

The length is 154 ft and the width is14 feet. The builder is unknown. This is the longest bridge in Union County, and with the long horizontal siding it looks even longer. There are no windows and the only openings are the side openings under the eves of the sheet metal roof.

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Klinepeter Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

The original bridge was built in 1871 using the Burr Truss design. The bridges length is 100 ft. and the width of 16 feet 4 inches. The builder is unknown. The condition of the bridge is really good and open to vehicle traffic. The Klinepeter is a very impressive bridge spanning the middle creek tributary.

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Beavertown Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1870 using the Burr Arch design with multiple king post. Thelength is 95 feet and the width is 14 feet 8 inches. It spans Middle creek and is owned by the County.

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North Oriental Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1908 using the Queen post with Kingpost. The bridge had been rebuilt in 1987 after being damaged by a truck. The bridge today (2014) is in fair condition and open to vehicle traffic. The length of the bridge is 62 ft. and the width is 12 ft. 6 inches.

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Aline Covered Bridge
Jun 16, 2014

The Aline Covered Bridge was built in 1884 and is 60 feet long and 18 feet wide. It is not open to vehicle traffic but is in good condition.

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Rebuck Covered Bridge
Jun 15, 2014

Rebuck bridge (also known as Himmels Church bridge) is beautifully situated on a country road in the village of Rebuck, Pa., on a small hill over looking the bridge is Himmels Church. The bridge was built in 1874 using the multiple Kingpost design, it has a structure length of 43' and crosses Schwaben creek. The bridge is quite nicely maintained. The painting is eye catching using bach red vertical weather boards and white battens. The bridge is opened to vehicle traffic.

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Keefer Station Covered Bridge

The bridge was built in 1888 using the Burr Arch design. The cost of the bridge was $882.00 and the length of the bridge is 109 ft. The bridge crosses Shamokin creek. This bridge is opened to traffic.

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Northwood Covered Bridge
Jun 15, 2014

The design is of a multiple kingpost truss, the length is 47' 11" and the builder is unknown. It is open to traffic. I would hesitate to take my vehicle over this structure.

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Rishel Covered Bridge
Jun 15, 2014

Rishel covered bridge (also known as Montandon bridge) was built in 1830 by John Shriner and Zacheus Braley using the Burr Arch design, it has a structure length of 121 ft. and crosses the Chillisquaque Creek. The bridge has the distinction of being the oldest covered bridge in the state of Pennsylvania. The bridge was reconstructed in 1982 and is open to traffic.

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Speakman #1 Covered Bridge
May 7, 2014

This bridge at one time served the Jonathan Speakman gristmill and so it was named. The bridge was built in 1881 by Menander Wood and Ferdinand Wood utilizing the Burr Arch for the sum of $2,000. The structure is 75 feet long and 14 feet wide and crosses Buck Run. The bridge is in good condition and open to vehicle traffic.

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Rudolph and Arthur Covered Bridge
May 7, 2014

This bridge was built by the site of the paper firm owned by Rudolph and Arthur families in 1880, the contractor for the structure was Menander Wood who built it for the sum of $1,440. Richard T. Meredith was the mason and laid the stone and mortar abutments and wing walls for $890. The bridge utilizes the Burr Arch design, it is 80 feet long and 15 feet wide, it crosses Big Elk Creek. This bridge is in good condition and open to vehicle traffic.

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Glen Hope Covered Bridge
May 7, 2014

The structure was built in 1889 by Menander Wood and George E. Jones utilizing the Burr Truss. The bridge 65 feet long and 16 feet wide it crosses Elk Creek. Glen Hope is owned and maintained by Chester County. The bridge is in good condition and open to traffic.

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Linton Stevens Covered Bridge
May 7, 2014

The bridge was built in 1886 by J. Denithorne & Son utilizing the Burr Arch, it crosses Big Elk Creek. The length of the structure is 102 feet and has a 15 foot width, it is in good condition and open to vehicle traffic. The County of Chester owns and maintains this bridge. Linton Stevens (Stephens) was the postmaster of the town of Hickory Hill

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White Rock Forge Covered Bridge
May 7, 2014

It was built in 1847 by John Russell and Elias McMellen, but the original was destroyed and rebuilt in 1884. The wooden burr truss structure is 103 feet long and 13 feet wide. It is in good condition and open to daily traffic. The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color.

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Pine Grove Covered Bridge
May 7, 2014

The original bridge was built in 1816 but was destroyed by a storm. The second bridge was built in 1846 and was swept away by ice. The bridge standing today was built in 1884 by Elias McMellen utilizing the Burr Truss it was refurbished in 2008. The bridge is 198 feet long and 15 feet wide, and crosses the Octoraro Creek. This bridge is in excellent condition and open to vehicle traffic.

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Jackson Saw Mill Covered Bridge
May 7, 2014

The Jackson's Sawmill Covered Bridge or Eichelbergers Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The bridge has a single span, wooden, double design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. The bridge was built in 1878 by John Smith and Samuel Stauffer at a cost of $2,410.

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Mercer's Mill Covered Bridge
May 7, 2014

The bridge was built in 1880 by B.C. Carter using the Burr Arch design, the length of the bridge is 86 feet and has a width of 15 feet. This bridge crosses Octoraro Creek, it is in good condition and open to vehicle traffic.

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Colemanville Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted red with white trim. The length is 170 feet and the width is 15 feet, it is open to all traffic and is in good condition. The Colemanville Covered Bridge was originally built in 1856 by James C. Carpenter at a cost of $2,244.

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Baumgardener's Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. The Baumgardener's Covered Bridge was built in 1860 by Davis Kitch at a cost of $1,284. The length of the structure is 120 feet and the width is 15 feet. The bridge is open to all traffic.

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Lime Valley Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. The bridge is 103 feet long and 15 feet wide, the structure is open to daily traffic. It was built in 1871 by either Joseph Cramer or Elias McMellan at a cost of $3,500. The bridge was a twin to another covered bridge built in 1857 by Silas Wolverton that was located 200 ft. (61 m) to the west of the Lime Valley Covered Bridge.

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Leaman's Place Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. The length of the structure is 113 feet and the width is 15 feet, it is in good condition and open to all traffic. The land that the Leaman's Place Covered Bridge is situated on was settled by the family of Mary Ferree in 1712, a land grant by William Penn in an area inhabited by the Pequaws indians. It was not until 1845 that James C. Carpenter built the covered bridge across the Pequea Creek at a cost of $933.00. In 1893, Elias McMellan rebuilt the covered bridge at a cost of $2,431. The bridge was rehabilitated in 2004.

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Herr's Mill Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

The bridge has a double span, wooden, double Burr arch truss design. It is painted red on the outside, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. The length is 178 feet and the width is 15 feet, this bridge is blocked off and admits no traffic at all. The bridge is in fare condition. The bridge has a double span, wooden, double Burr arch truss design. It is painted red on the outside, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. The length is 178 feet and the width is 15 feet, this bridge is blocked off and admits no traffic at all. The bridge is in fair condition.

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Willow Hill Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on the outside. The inside is unpainted. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. The bridge is in good condition. It was built in 1962 by Roy Zimmerman as a reconstruction using parts of the Miller's Farm Covered Bridge, built in 1871 by Elias McMellen, and Good's Fording Covered Bridge built in 1855, it crosses Mill Creek and is 93 feet and 15 feet wide.

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Neff's Mill Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. It is purportedly the narrowest covered bridge in the county.The bridge length is 102 feet and the width is 15 feet, it is in good condition and opened to daily traffic. The covered bridge was originally built by Christian Brackbill in 1824, it was rebuilt in 1875 by James C. Carpenter at a cost of $1,860.

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Hunsecker's Mill Covered Bridge

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design. The bridge, which spans the Conestoga River, is 180 feet long and 15 feet wide, making it the longest single span covered bridge in the county. The bridge is open to all traffic and in good condition. The original bridge was built in 1843 by John Russell at a cost of $1,988. It was and is a double Burr arch truss system.

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Pinetown Bushong's Mill Covered Bridge.

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. The bridge is 133 feet and the width is 15 feet. The bridge was built in 1867 by Elias McMellen at a cost of $4,500.

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Buckhill Farm Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

It is located on the Buck Hill Farm's pond on private property. The original build date and builder of the covered bridge is unknown. However, it was probably built around 1825 to provide access to Abram Hess's store. The bridge is 58 feet long and 15 feet wide, it is in fair condition it crosses a farm pond and only open to foot traffic.

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Forry's Mill Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014



Forry's Mill Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans Chicques Creek in West Hempfield in Lancaster County. This is one of forty seven bridges either built or repaired in Lancaster County by Elias McMellen and is named for the Forry family who lived in the old stone house located on the adjoining property. The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color. The bridge was built in 1869 by Elias McMellen, the length of the structure is 103 feet and the with is 15 feet. The bridge is open to vehicle traffic and is in very good condition.

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Siegrist's Mill Covered Bridge
May 6, 2014

The bridge was built in 1855 by James C. Carpenter. It was named after the Siegrist family who lived nearby. The length of the structure is 91 feet and the width is 15 feet, it is in good condition and opened to all traffic. The bridge is located on Township Route 360, Rapho Township, where it meets Township Route 669, West Hempfield Township, approximately 2 miles north of Ironville, between Rapho and West Hempfield townships.

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Sheeder Hall Covered Bridge
Apr 16, 2014

The bridge is located on Hollow Rd. SW of Hiestand, Pa. It was built in 1850 by Robert Russell and Jacob Fox. The bridge is 100 feet long and 15 feet wide and is open to vehicle traffic.

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Kennedy Covered bridge
Apr 16, 2014

The bridge is located on 7 Stars Rd. in East Vincent Township. The original bridge was built in 1856 at a cost of $2,149.00, it burned down in 1986 and was rebuilt in 1987. It is 100 feet long and 14 feet wide and is open to vehicle traffic.

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Rapp's Dam Covered Bridge
Apr 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1866 and is named for George A. Rapp who had a sawmill and grist mill just south of the bridge. It's 105 feet long and 14 feet wide and is open to vehicle traffic. The bridge is located on Rapp's Dam Rd., .3 mile south of Rt. 23

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Knox/Valley Forge Covered Bridge
Apr 16, 2014

The bridge is located on Valley Spring Rd. in Valley Forge Park. The bridge is 65 feet long and 13 feet wide and is open to vehicle traffic. The original bridge was built in 1851 and destroyed in the flood of 1865 and was then replaced with this bridge.

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Gibson's Covered Bridge
Apr 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1872 by Edward Hall and Thomas Schull at a cost of $2600.00, it is 78 feet long and 14 feet wide using the Burr Arch method of construction. The bridge is open to traffic and in good condition. It's located on Harmony ill Rd. about 2 miles south of Downingtown, Pa.

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Bartram's Covered Bridge
Apr 16, 2014

The bridge was built by Ferdinand Wood and is 60 feet long and 13 feet wide. The bridge is in good condition and is closed to vehicle traffic.

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Larkin Covered Bridge
Apr 16, 2014

The bridge was built in 1854 by the Wood brothers and rebuilt in 1881. It was moved in 2006 along Graphite Mine Rd. just east of Rt. 100 in Eagle, Pa. The bridge is 60 feet long and 14 feet wide and is open to foot traffic.

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Chester County, Pa. covered bridges
Apr 16, 2014
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Trip to Columbia County and Ricketts Glen State Park
Jun 1, 2011
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Schenk's Mill Covered Bridge
Nov 15, 2013

The bridge was built in 1885 by Charles Malhorn and Levi Fink. It is located on Township Route 372, Rapho Township, where it becomes Township Route 552, East Hempfield Township, approximately 1.8 miles northwest of Landisville, between Rapho and East Hempfield townships. The length is 96 feet and the width is 15 feet, it is is good condition and open to all traffic.

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