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Monroe Covered Bridge

Photo 

Monroe Covered Bridge

Photo from the Fred Yenerall Collection

BH Photo #532621

Description 

Some of this information from lostbridges.org

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over West Branch of Sideling Hill Creek on Abandoned part of Roadway
Location
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in a different location
History
Built in 1881; Removed and Replaced in 1961 in a different location
Design
Burr arch-truss
8 panel truss
Dimensions
Total length: 70.3 ft.
Also called
Purcell Covered Bridge
Big Creek Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83169, -78.34946   (decimal degrees)
39°49'54" N, 78°20'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/726818/4412438 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98403 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,068)
Bedford County, Pennsylvania (95)
Built 1881 (160)
Built during 1880s (2,294)
Burr arch-truss (753)
Covered (2,762)
Lost (29,987)
Lost 1961 (118)
Lost during 1960s (1,039)
Pennsylvania (6,309)
Replaced by new bridge (20,401)
Through truss (17,858)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,720)
Truss (36,756)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com