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Dimmsville Covered Bridge 38-34-02



Side view

Photo taken June 2006 by Jack Schmidt



http://lewistownsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/580875/D... March 7th, 2016 - Lewistown (Pa.) Sentinel

MAZE - The Dimmsville Bridge Preservation project cleared its first hurtle during a recent Greenwood Township meeting.

The bridge, which is in danger of collapsing, was built in 1902 and is 100 feet long and 15 feet wide, spanning Cocolamus Creek.

Stephanie Bates, who is leading the charge to restore the bridge said the township supervisors agreed to accept ownership of the bridge, setting the stage for the Fred Ferguson Estate of Greenwood Township, the supposed current owner, to deed the bridge to the township.

However, Bates along with other members of the preservation project team are still researching the history of the bridge to make sure the deed transfer is accurate between the entities involved.

Greenwood Township Supervisor Gary Fronk said everyone is trying to work out the specifics right now.

"We are in the growing pains right now, there is a lot of paperwork to do," he said.

Bates said a township or municipality has access to federal and state grants which is why the transfer is so important in moving forward with the project.

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Lost Covered bridge over Cocolamus Creek on PA 2017 west of Seven Stars
Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Collapsed on April 11, 2017
Future prospects
Ownership transfer under way to transfer from private ownership to township prior to restoration
Built 1902, Collapsed into the creek on April 11, 2017
Covered Burr arch-truss
Span length: 108.0 ft.
Total length: 108.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 10, 1979
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60631, -77.13856   (decimal degrees)
40°36'23" N, 77°08'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/319071/4497253 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 38-34-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 79002245 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 31048 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge collapsed April 11, 2017
  • March 7, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Ownership transfer under way to transfer from private ownership to township prior to restoration
  • March 4, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 18, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt



Dimmsville Covered Bridge 38-34-02
Posted April 18, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Tony,do you know why or how it collapsed?

Dimmsville Covered Bridge 38-34-02
Posted April 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge collapsed into the creek on April 11, 2017.