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Esther Furnace Covered Bridge 38-19-20

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken May 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108549

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span covered bridge over North Branch Roaring Creek on Esther Furnace Road
Location
Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905
Design
Covered Queenpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 95.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 1979
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.90667, -76.45983   (decimal degrees)
40°54'24" N, 76°27'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/377050/4529422 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Catawissa
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
50
Inventory numbers
WGCB 38-19-20 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
PA 19 7205 0373 0011 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 12786 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 79003190 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photo
  • November 6, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

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