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Dr. Knisely Covered Bridge 38-05-16

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 07/24/2011

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BH Photo #205258

Map 

Description 

From Bedford Visitor's Bureau: "The Dr. Knisely Covered Bridge crosses Dunnings Creek along the main road between Bedford and Johnstown. It stands 1/10th of a mile off of Route 56 (about 1.5 miles southeast of Pleasantville. Vertical boards cover about 1/3rd of the sides, with horizontal boards inside. The roof is metal. The abutments are stone and mortar. Privately owned."

Facts 

Overview
Burr arch-truss bridge over Dunnings Creek
Location
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1867
Design
Burr-arch through truss, lower 1/3 covered by vertical boards outside & horizontal inside, sheet metal roof, stone and mortar abutments (one end reinforced by concrete), decking has both crosswise and lengthwise planks.
Dimensions
Total length: 86.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16538, -78.59175   (decimal degrees)
40°09'55" N, 78°35'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/705080/4448893 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alum Bank
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80003411 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 49181 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • July 24, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman

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