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Sawhill Covered Bridge 38-63-34


Photo taken by Brian McKee in November 2009


BH Photo #150170


Street View 


Covered bridge over Buffalo Creek on TR 426
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1915; rehabilitated 2005
Covered Queenpost through truss
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1979
Also called
Buffalo Creek Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18014, -80.41614   (decimal degrees)
40°10'49" N, 80°24'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/549701/4447921 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Middletown
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
Inventory numbers
PA 62 7202 0426 4023 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 79002358 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-63-34 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
PANBI 35245 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31745 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1915 (1,137)
Built during 1910s (8,898)
Covered (1,371)
Have street view (23,163)
NR-listed (2,846)
One-lane traffic (7,451)
Open (37,282)
Owned by county (19,071)
Pennsylvania (4,478)
Queenpost truss (217)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,906)
Through truss (13,072)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,594)
Truss (29,783)
Washington County, Pennsylvania (166)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2016: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 12, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 9, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view & imported photo
  • November 30, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • February 12, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee



Sawhill Covered Bridge
Posted August 25, 2009, by Jan Heatley (ramblinjann [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am from Washington , pa I had drove with my husband many times to this Bridge . I have a original photo,taken about 1974-75, my husband took of me sitting by the Bridge and a few years later a artist friend of ours did a 24 x 36 painting from the photo we took . ............................................................... If you would like to see photo please e-mail me . I really like things of the past . I will always treasure my painting . In Florida most people here never seen a covered bridge to us it is a piece of the past . Thanks for listening and have a great day . Jan