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Shaffer Covered Bridge 38-56-11

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Shaffer Covered Bridge PA-56-11

Photo taken by Brian McKee 10-30-2010

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BH Photo #184249

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Overview
Covered bridge over Bens Creek on TR 634 (Covered Bridge Road)
Location
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1877; rehabilitated 1978
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.2 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980
Also called
Bens Creek Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.28117, -78.96406   (decimal degrees)
40°16'52" N, 78°57'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/673078/4460953 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Johnstown
Inventory numbers
PA 55 7205 0634 3017 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 80003637 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-56-11 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
PANBI 31841 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31622 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 56.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
50

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 1, 2010: New photos from Brian McKee
  • July 12, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn

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