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Book's Covered Bridge 38-50-13

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108701

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Shermans Creek on PA 3003
Location
Perry County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1884
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Span length: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 87.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1980
Also called
Kaufman Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.32450, -77.52436   (decimal degrees)
40°19'28" N, 77°31'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/285533/4466832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blain
Inventory numbers
PA 50 3003 0030 0635 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 80003592 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-50-13 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 31480 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,336)
Built 1884 (197)
Built during 1880s (2,164)
Burr arch-truss (410)
Covered (1,918)
NR-listed (3,013)
Open (40,968)
Owned by state (16,553)
Pennsylvania (5,750)
Perry County, Pennsylvania (79)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,651)
Through truss (16,737)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,782)
Truss (35,407)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2014: New photos from Andrew Raker
  • March 6, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • September 25, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

Comments 

Book's Covered Bridge 38-50-13
Posted March 25, 2021, by Josh Schmid

The current bridge at this location is a replica constructed in 2004. The original bridge (1884) was demolished in 2003 due to poor condition. https://perrycountyheritagetrail.com/trail-locations/regions...