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Palo Alto Covered Bridge 38-05-21

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Palo Alto Bridge

Photo taken by Karen Bittinger 10-30-2010

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BH Photo #184774

Map 

Description 

Jacob or Jonathon Fischtner built this bridge near Palo Alto which explains both names on the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Gladdens Run on Private drive
Location
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Used to be a part of the main rd. until it was bypassed
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 56.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 10, 1980
Also called
Fitchner Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76371, -78.75133   (decimal degrees)
39°45'49" N, 78°45'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/692614/4403950 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairhope
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80003422 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 46808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,222)
Bedford County, Pennsylvania (61)
Built 1880 (151)
Built during 1880s (1,649)
Covered (1,357)
Multiple Kingpost truss (131)
NR-listed (2,841)
Open (36,881)
Owned privately (1,308)
Pennsylvania (4,417)
Through truss (12,948)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,522)
Truss (29,543)
Wooden deck (5,872)

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • November 23, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added category "Wooden deck"
  • November 7, 2010: Added by Brian McKee

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com