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Kuhn's Fording Bridge 38-01-12x

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Description 

The bridge span stood at its original site until September 1975 when it was knocked from its piers by a mobile home carried downstream by flood waters caused by hurricane Eloise.

This bridge has been documented in HAER: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/pa1651/

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr Arch truss bridge over Conewago Creek on Township Road 552 (Kuhns Fording Road)
Location
East Berlin, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed
History
It was constructed in 1897 by local builders. Removed in 1982 and given to Lancaster County in their bridge repair program.
Design
The Kuhn's Fording Bridge is a partially surviving example of a covered multiple kingpost truss bridge with a wooden Burr arch.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92475, -76.99476   (decimal degrees)
39°55'29" N, 76°59'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/329534/4421309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Abbottstown
Inventory numbers
WGCB 38-01-12x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 46754 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added 2nd county
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Edited description due to dead link
  • October 31, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Modified truss type
  • October 31, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

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