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East and West Paden Bridges 38-19-11 & 38-19-12 #2

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East & West Paden Bridge 1

Photo taken by Pat Madden in September 2011

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BH Photo #227863

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Description 

The only twin covered bridges in the United States. The bridges can be found spanning Huntington Creek just east of Pa. Rte. 487 and east of Forks off 1020. This covered bridge is closed to traffic, it is a foot trail leading to a park. Difficult to photograph from sides in summer with dense forest. Portals easy, no traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Queenpost through truss bridge over Huntington Creek
Location
Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
The Twin Bridges were constructed and named after John Paden who operated a nearby sawmill.
Builder
- WC Pennington
Design
Queenpost through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 79.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 1979
Also called
The Twin Bridges at Forks
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10688, -76.35666   (decimal degrees)
41°06'25" N, 76°21'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/386085/4551508 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mifflinville
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79003180 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 51736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Imported photos & added NRHP info
  • March 18, 2012: Added by Pat Madden

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