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General Knox Covered Bridge

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Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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Description 

Named after Philander C. Knox (1855-1921) United States Senator from Pennsylvania who owned 256 acres of land near the bridge and General Henry Knox (1750-1806) an officer quartered at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778.

Robert Russell built the bridge for $1,170 (SOURCE: Pennsylvania's Historic Bridges by Fred J. Moll, Arcadia Publishing)

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Valley Creek on Yellow Springs Road in Valley Forge, PA
Location
Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1865; rehabilitated 1960
Builder
- Robert Russell
Design
Steel stringer/Burr Arch Covered Bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Also called
Valley Forge Park Bridge
Valley Forge Dam Bridge
General Knox Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08727, -75.45642   (decimal degrees)
40°05'14" N, 75°27'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/461089/4437542 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valley Forge
Inventory numbers
PA 15 1016 0100 2178 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 42361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/1990)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 38.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
1,659

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected/added names, builder, other details
  • July 21, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • February 28, 2011: New photos from Rose
  • April 18, 2009: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Rose
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Covered Bridges of Southern Region of PA - Region includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, & Philadelphia Counties