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Rice's Covered Bridge 38-50-10

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108724

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Shermans Creek on Kennedy Valley Road (TR 333)
Location
Perry County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1869; rehabilitated 2003
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 132.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1980
Also called
Landisburg Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33583, -77.30925   (decimal degrees)
40°20'09" N, 77°18'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/303843/4467591 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Landisburg
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80003596 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-50-10 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 31495 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,880)
Built during 1860s (453)
Burr arch-truss (335)
Covered (1,523)
NR-listed (2,878)
Open (38,205)
Owned by township (2,496)
Pennsylvania (4,914)
Perry County, Pennsylvania (71)
Through truss (14,030)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,673)
Truss (31,218)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • December 9, 2011: 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

Sources 

Comments 

Rice's Covered Bridge 38-50-10
Posted December 8, 2014, by Shannon Rice (zombielover073076 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is my ancestors bridge. I've visited it when I was younger. It goes to the old house and remains of the mill that my ancestors Zachariah and Jeramiah Rice built. Abigail Rice met and let George Washington stay at the house for a night. Pretty neat.

Rice's Covered Bridge
Posted December 10, 2011, by David A. Shaw (scpry2 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Usually when I see a covered bridge with steel beams, it means that the old floor support system was removed making it no longer weight-bearing. Not in this case. The beams were added to augment the bridge's strength without removing the orignal floor. And that's good to see!

Rice's Covered Bridge
Posted April 27, 2007, by VONNY CLELAN HARRINGTON (VETLADIDANCES [at] MSN [dot] COM)

I WAS BORN IN LANDISBURG ,,SPENT MANY HOT SUMMER DAYS SWIMMING BY THE RICE BRIDGE WITH MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS,,WHEN I VISITED THE AREA IN 2003 I WAS UNABLE TO DRIVE ACROSS DUE THE REMODEL,,LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES THERE,MY MOTHER NELLIE CLELAN IS NOW 101 YEARS OLD ,,SHE WENT OVER THAT BRIDGE MANY TIMES,, VONNY CLELAN -HARRINGTON,, BOISE ,IDAHO