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New Germantown Covered Bridge 38-50-11

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108721

Map 

Description 

Inside the bridge is a plaque stating the bridge was painted July 1958.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Shermans Creek on TR 302 (Lower Buck Ridge Rd)
Location
Perry County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891
Builder
- John W. Fry
Design
Covered Queenpost through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 74.0 ft.
Total length: 74.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.30658, -77.56794   (decimal degrees)
40°18'24" N, 77°34'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/281772/4464950 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blain
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80003600 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-50-11 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 31494 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,441)
Built 1891 (226)
Built during 1890s (2,955)
Covered (1,614)
John W. Fry (1)
NR-listed (2,922)
Open (39,664)
Owned by township (2,620)
Pennsylvania (5,226)
Perry County, Pennsylvania (73)
Queenpost truss (258)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,984)
Through truss (14,890)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,209)
Truss (32,510)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • March 6, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added builder and imported photos
  • April 10, 2012: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • September 18, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • February 15, 2009: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

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