Friday, May 17, 2019

The Covered Bridges - An Index


If you drive around our area for a bit, it's likely you will come across a covered bridge.  There are nearly 50 of them in our six local counties!

Rishel Covered Bridge in Montandon was once thought to be the oldest covered bridge in the nation, but apparently that was inaccurate information.  "At one point alleged to have been built 1812 by James Moore II, father of the founder of nearby Bucknell University, which at the time would have made it the nation's oldest covered bridge, and it was promoted as such on postcards and tourist brochures. Later research in the 1980s proved it to have been built in 1830 instead." 

If the Rishel bridge was indeed not built until 1830, then it is 5 years younger than the Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Mifflinburg, and also  the Hyde Hall Bridge in Glimmerglass State Park near Cooperstown, New York, both of which were built in 1825.


 The longest existing covered bridge is the Hartland Bridge built in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada at 1282' feet long.  
Clinton County
  • Logan Mills (The last remaining covered bridge in Clinton County)
Gone But Not Forgotten:

Columbia County
The Columbia County Covered Bridge GeoTour
More Info:
The Bridges
  • Buttonwood (Blockhouse Creek)
  • Cogan House (Buckhorn)
  • Fraser (Moreland)
  • Bodines Park
  • Nunn
  • Wild Cat Creek
  • James S Fink
  • Eichenlaub
  • General John Burrows
  • Cox's Run
  • Happy Acres
  • Sherwood
  • Wooding (Corson)
  • McKeague
  • Lick Run
  • Messner
  • Irving Flook
                                Montour County
                                The Bridges
                                Gone But Not Forgotten - 
                                • Cloverleaf Farm
                                More Info:
                                  Northumberland County
                                  • Anna
                                  • Keefer Station 40° 52' 25" N 76° 43' 40" W
                                  • Koch Rd
                                  • Krickbaum (also Columbia County) 40° 50' 84" N 76° 30' 44" W
                                  • Lawrence L. Knoebel (also Columbia County) 40° 52' 62" N 76° 30' 33" W
                                  • Leitzel
                                  • Mertz
                                  • Rebuck (Himmel Church) 40° 43' 26" N 76° 43' 05" W
                                  • Richards (also Columbia County) 40° 52' 04" N 76° 30' 48" W
                                  • Rishel (Moore-Rishel) : 40° 57' 59" N 76° 48' 97" W
                                  • Sam Wagner (Gottlieb Brown) 
                                  • Savage
                                  Gone But Not Forgotten -
                                  The Dewart Covered Bridge was lost in the 1972 flood
                                  The Northumberland To Blue Hill Covered Bridge was lost in an fire in 1923
                                  When The Milton Bridge Was A Covered Bridge

                                  Snyder County
                                  The Bridges
                                  Gone But Not Forgotten:
                                  Sullivan:
                                  Union County
                                  The Bridges
                                  Gone But Not Forgotten -

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                                  A Dish Towel Featuring Pennsylvania's Rustic Covered Bridges, and a line from the poem by Anderson Scruggs:

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                                  Outside Of the Central Susquehanna Valley:
                                  (Complete Index Is Still In Progress - Local Bridges Have All Been Added)

                                  Adams County
                                  • Anderson Farm Covered Bridge  N39 58.52  W77 01.51
                                  • Heikes N39 58.81  W77 09.10
                                  • Jacks Mountain  N39 46.04  W77 23.19
                                  • Oakside Community Park N39 55.204 W77 14.115
                                  • Quail Valley Golf Club N39 44.89 W77 07.78
                                  • Sauks N39 47.84  W77 16.57
                                  Gone But Not Forgotten:
                                  • Kuhns (Mummers Grove) - Conewago Creek, Hamilton Twp
                                  • Ruggeria N40 01.131 W77 02.257
                                  Armstrong:
                                  • Harry Parks  N40 38.03 W79 34.66
                                  • Baker Trail (Footbridge) N40 42.552 W79 29.304
                                  Juniata County:
                                  • Pomeroy Academia 40.49366, -77.47255 (Longest In The State)
                                  Perry County
                                  • Clay Covered Bridge 
                                  Schuylkill County
                                  • Rock Covered Bridge
                                  • Zimmerman Covered Bridge

                                  For More Information:


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