Rating:
2 votes

Bistline Covered Bridge 38-50-03

Photos 

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Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108699

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Shermans Creek on PA 3005
Location
Perry County, Pennsylvania
History
Built 1880
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1980
Also called
Flickinger's Mill Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33394, -77.47033   (decimal degrees)
40°20'02" N, 77°28'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/290153/4467751 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Andersonburg
Inventory numbers
PA 50 3005 0020 2117 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 80003591 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-50-03 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
PANBI 29647 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31478 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
126

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Built 1880 (151)
Built during 1880s (1,645)
Burr arch-truss (291)
Covered (1,353)
NR-listed (2,844)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Open (36,533)
Owned by state (13,650)
Pennsylvania (4,141)
Perry County, Pennsylvania (56)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,556)
Structurally deficient (18,414)
Through truss (12,895)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,638)
Truss (29,437)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • March 6, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • November 11, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: changed status to open
  • September 25, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

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