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Gudgeonville Covered Bridge 38-25-03x

Photos 

Photo taken by Janis Ford

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BH Photo #216757

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Elk Creek on Gudgeonville Road (TR 400)
Location
Erie County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by arson
History
Built 1868 by William Sherman; destroyed by arson on November 8, 2008
Builder
- William Sherman
Design
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.98178, -80.26586   (decimal degrees)
41°58'54" N, 80°15'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/560817/4648013 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Albion
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
205
Inventory numbers
PA 25 7207 0400 4008 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 80003491 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-25-03x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
PANBI 16420 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 37.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • March 4, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • December 3, 2008: Destroyed by arson on November 8, 2008

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Comments 

Gudgeonville Covered Bridge
Posted November 28, 2009, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Photos taken 9/25/08 - only about a month before the bridge was destroyed. It was in a beautiful spot, with really impressive high walls on Elk Creek. Last time I was there, I was told that the bridge was haunted. I wonder where the ghost is "living" now?

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