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Loux Covered Bridge 38-09-11

Photos 

Loux Covered Bridge -- November 8, 2009

Side view looking North towards Pipersville, PA

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #151996

Map 

Description 

Example of Town lattice truss.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Cabin Run Creek on Schlentz Hill Road
Location
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1871
Design
Covered Through truss (Town truss)
Dimensions
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1980
Also called
Often incorrectly called Cabin Run Bridge. Another covered bridge nearby actually carries that name.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42298, -75.12774   (decimal degrees)
40°25'23" N, 75°07'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/489163/4474713 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lumberville
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7009 0416 0268 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
WGCB 38-09-11 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
PANBI 07550 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 80003442 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30557 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 26.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
100

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • May 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: GPS fix per forum comment
  • January 21, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • March 3, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 2, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photo
  • December 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Stephens: Added often-used incorrect name to distinguish this bridge from another nearby bridge, pointd out that this is a Town truss
  • January 3, 2010: New photos from Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • HAER PA-198 - Loux Covered Bridge, Carversville-Wisner Road across Cabin Run, Pipersville, Bucks County, PA
  • Luke
  • John Loxton

Comments 

Loux Covered Bridge 38-09-11
Posted May 18, 2015, by Richard Zitrick (richard [dot] zitrick [at] comcast [dot] net)

The GPS coordinants for this bridge are wrong. The coordinants listed are for Cabin Run Covered Bridge. As near as I can figure, the proper coordinants for Loux Covered Bridge should be:

N40 25.36 W75 07.67 (may be off by a few feet)

+40.422989 -75.127688 (on the money)