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Kreidersville Covered Bridge 38-48-01

Photos 

38 48 01 kreidersville

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #273390

Map 

Description 

The Lehigh County tourist pamphlet, Covered Bridges in the Lehigh Valley, lists the bridges name as Kreidersville Covered Bridge with alternate names of Hummel's Covered Bridge and Koch's Covered Bridge and there is a plaque on the portal indicating the bridges name as "Kreidersville Covered Bridge." The only remaining covered bridge in Northampton County, Pennsylvania and is among the oldest remaining covered spans in the state. Slated for demolition to make way for a new concrete and steel bridge, in 1959, local citizens rallied to save it and after restoration by the state, it was taken over by the county. Today it is owned and maintained in a park setting by Allen Township. The structure rests on stone and mortar abutments set on concrete and has stone and mortar wing walls capped with concrete. It does have steel reinforcement. It has barn red ship lapped boarding covering its sides and portals. The portals are trimmed in white. The deck consists of lengthwise planking and since it has no openings under the eves it is quite dark on the interior. Closed to motor traffic the roadway leading into the bridge from the south side, formerly made of older asphalt, has been replaced with cobblestone pavers laid in a decorative pattern. Also known as the Kreidersville Covered Bridge, the Hummel's Covered Bridge and the Koch's Covered Bridge . It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1980.

Facts 

Overview
Burr arch-truss bridge over Hokendanqua Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Location
Kreidersville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1839, restored c1959
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 115.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1980
Also called
Hummels Covered Bridge
Koch's Covered Bridge
Solt's Mill Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72371, -75.49282   (decimal degrees)
40°43'25" N, 75°29'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/458380/4508203 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Catasauqua
Inventory numbers
38-48-01
NRHP 80003587 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 59359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP # & imported photos
  • January 25, 2014: Added by Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com