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Everhart Covered Bridge 38-22-05 #2

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman on 05/11/2012

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BH Photo #232022

Map 

Description 

The Everhart Covered Bridge was built in 1881 to span the Little Buffalo Creek in Oliver Township, Perry County. Mrs. Margaret Wister Meigs, the preserver of Fort Hunter purchased the bridge in 1940 for $70 saving it from demolition. She moved the bridge to this property placing it directly on the ground of the Fort Hunter mansion's front lawn.

Facts 

Overview
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge
Location
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
History
Built 1881; relocated ca 1941
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34319, -76.90773   (decimal degrees)
40°20'35" N, 76°54'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/337969/4467595 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrisburg West
Inventory number
BH 52454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,225)
Built 1881 (113)
Built during 1880s (1,649)
Covered (1,357)
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (95)
Multiple Kingpost truss (131)
Pennsylvania (4,437)
Through truss (12,948)
Truss (29,548)
Unknown status (1,477)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Removed dimensions that were all wrong
  • May 13, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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Comments 

Everhart Covered Bridge 38-22-05 #2
Posted October 19, 2017, by Anonymous

I believe there is a mistake on this bridge. Its deck width has been placed at 124 feet. In reality, however, it is just a single-lane covered bridge.