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Wertz Covered Bridge 38-06-06

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Photo taken June 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108522

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Overview
Covered bridge over Tulpehocken Creek on Red Bridge Road
Location
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1867 or 1869
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 218.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1978
Also called
Red Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36861, -75.97842   (decimal degrees)
40°22'07" N, 75°58'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/416932/4469130 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reading
Inventory numbers
WGCB 38-06-06 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78002347 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view & imported photo
  • January 11, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

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Comments 

Wertz Covered Bridge 38-06-06
Posted December 5, 2017, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 12/5/17 officials will celebrate the 150th anniversary of this bridge.An official citation from the state house will be unveiled.According to the article this bridge is 204 feet long,was built in 1867 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.This bridge is the longest single-spanned covered bridge in Pa and is one of only five covered bridges remaining in Berks County.

Wertz Covered Bridge 38-06-06
Posted December 27, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There is a picture of this bridge from the 1950's in a book called The Passing Scene on page 167.The article goes into very great detail on the history of this bridge.Also shows 2 kids fishing with homemade fishing poles.How cool is that?