PRR - Lewistown Covered Bridge
PRR Lewistown Covered Bridge
"Ruins of Lewistown Bridge, Destroyed by Tornado July 4, 1874, Three Persons Killed and Five Wounded."
J.M. Wimer, Photographer; collection of Library of Congress
View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov
BH Photo #417686
Info on construction from 1872 PRR Annual Report, page 45
- Lost Howe through truss bridge over Juniata River on Pennsylvania Railroad
- Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
- Destroyed by severe weather
- Built 1871 by Pennsylvania RR to replace original 1849 covered bridge upon which tracks had been laid; Destroyed by tornado July 4, 1874, with loss of three lives.
- Howe through truss, four 150-foot spans
Total length: 612.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.59370, -77.57626 (decimal degrees)
40°35'37" N, 77°34'35" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/281995/4496845 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 80360 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 6, 2018: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV