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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
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 (as of 04/2009)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)


Built 1915 (1,135)
Built during 1910s (8,806)
Covered (1,357)
Have street view (22,581)
NR-listed (2,841)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Open (36,893)
Owned by county (18,923)
Pennsylvania (4,437)
Queenpost truss (214)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,737)
Through truss (12,950)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,526)
Truss (29,552)
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