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Barronvale Covered Bridge

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1846. Covered Bridge Rd. (PA 3014) over Laurel Hill Creek, 2.4 miles northwest of Barronvale

Cassimer Cramer built this bridge to replace one from 1830. The two-span, 162-foot-long, Burr truss structure is the longest of the ten covered bridges remaining in Somerset County. One arch is higher than the other, because the spans are different lengths. The bridge was updated in 1902 after a major flood, at which time the first iron rods were added. One mile south along the same creek, the covered King's Bridge is being restored.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


What's Nearby


Lu Donnelly et al., "Barronvale Covered Bridge", [Rockwood, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 398-398.

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