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Mertz Covered Bridge 38-49-B

Photo 

Mertz Bridge

Len Sherlenski, pacoveredbridges.com

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BH Photo #351249

Map 

Description 

Constructed by Mertz family member 1976 from old barn beams; covered to protect truss members. World Guide # 38-49-B

Facts 

Overview
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Unnamed creek on Mirkwood Road (private drive)
Location
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Property lies in zone of major highway construction for Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway--construction of river bridge begun March 2016
History
Built 1976 by property owner using beams from nearby dismantled barn
Design
Variation of Kingpost pony truss with suspension from angled beams
Dimensions
Total length: 48.0 ft.
Also called
Northwood Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.91908, -76.83169   (decimal degrees)
40°55'09" N, 76°49'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/345760/4531389 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
World Guide # 38-49-B
BH 71719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1976 (80)
Built during 1970s (732)
Covered (1,353)
Doomed (1,028)
Kingpost truss (136)
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (47)
Open (36,531)
Owned privately (1,285)
Pennsylvania (4,142)
Pony truss (15,049)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,840)
Truss (29,437)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2016: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV