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Dellville Covered Bridge 38-50-16

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108708

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Shermans Creek on Dellville Road (PA 2002)
Location
Perry County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built 1889; Rebuilt Oct. 1973 after Agnes Flood June 1972; Arson Nov. 2014
Builder
- Andrew Clouser
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 175.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36358, -77.11625   (decimal degrees)
40°21'49" N, 77°06'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/320312/4470262 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wertzville
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80003593 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-50-16 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 31484 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2018: Updated by Janis Ford: Updated history
  • November 3, 2014: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 3, 2014: Updated by Jodi Christman: Changed status due to fire on 11/3/14
  • March 6, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added builder, street view & imported photo
  • October 5, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • September 19, 2010: New photo from Jodi Christman
  • June 14, 2009: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

Comments 

Dellville Covered Bridge 38-50-16
Posted November 12, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Dellville Covered Bridge 38-50-16
Posted November 4, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The structure seems to be standing pretty solid after the fire (The added pier is helping no doubt). If the trusses can be blasted to remove the char and enough substance remains, then the flooring, siding and roof structure can all be replaced. Would be fine for a pedestrian bridge!

Here are some examples of bridges that were severely burned and were restored:

http://bridgehunter.com/in/rush/offutts-ford/

http://bridgehunter.com/in/dearborn/guilford-covered/

http://bridgehunter.com/oh/preble/roberts/

The Offutt Bridge continues to carry light traffic and the Guilford Bridge, although located in a small park, can also be crossed in a vehicle.(See photo #3 for a pic of how this bridge looked after being burned)

The Roberts Bridge was the most severely burned and is only for pedestrian usage.

Dellville Covered Bridge 38-50-16
Posted November 3, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I hope I'm wrong but the images and video from the abc link suggest that the truss structure was fully involved and got pretty crispy. If so, I doubt they will be able to reuse much of it.

Dellville Covered Bridge 38-50-16
Posted November 3, 2014, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/11/dellville_covere...

Photos and reports so far say "damaged" with tryss structure still standing.

Dellville Covered Bridge 38-50-16
Posted November 3, 2014, by Wes B (hypersonixu2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge suffered a fire early this morning.

http://www.abc27.com/story/27189825/crews-battle-fire-at-his...