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Bernheisal Bridge


Bernheisal Rd bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman


BH Photo #177776

Street View 


Beam bridge over Conodoguinet Creek on Bernheisel Road
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1959
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 264.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25982, -77.10297   (decimal degrees)
40°15'35" N, 77°06'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/321166/4458717 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 21 7206 0574 3609 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14079 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 46204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 26, 2011: New Street View added by Jodi Christman
  • March 1, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Tweeked GPS
  • September 17, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman


  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net


Bernheisal Bridge and Covered Bridge Replaced
Posted March 9, 2021, by Ralph B sheaffer (ralpdale33 [at] verizon [dot] net)

My memory of the Bernheisal Bridge goes back to about 1942 when I and two of the Boyer boys (who lived on the farm at that bridge crossing) dropped stones into the creek form being atop of the center bridge pier. It was a great two weeks that I spent with those guys -- playing in the barn which still remains, although to be razed, as I understand, by the Appalachian Trail Conference. We pole boated and swam in the creek. Such great times. But it has be almost impossible to find anything that lists the once existence of a covered bridge at that site. I recently obtained, from the Cumberland County Photo Curator, a photo of the once covered bridge.