East and West Paden Bridges 38-19-11 & 38-19-12 #2
East & West Paden Bridge 1
Photo taken by Pat Madden in September 2011
BH Photo #227863
The only twin covered bridges in the United States.
The bridges can be found spanning Huntington Creek just east of Pa. Rte. 487 and east of Forks off 1020.
This covered bridge is closed to traffic, it is a foot trail leading to a park.
Difficult to photograph from sides in summer with dense forest. Portals easy, no traffic.
- Queenpost through truss bridge over Huntington Creek
- Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
- Open to pedestrians
- The Twin Bridges were constructed and named after John Paden who operated a nearby sawmill.
- - WC Pennington
- Queenpost through truss
Total length: 79.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 1979
- Also called
- The Twin Bridges at Forks
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.10688, -76.35666 (decimal degrees)
41°06'25" N, 76°21'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/386085/4551508 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 79003180 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 51736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 21, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
- April 16, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
- August 28, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
- March 3, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Imported photos & added NRHP info
- March 18, 2012: Added by Pat Madden