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Clay's Covered Bridge

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1890, George Harting. Little Buffalo State Park
  • (© George E. Thomas)

A short distance from Shoaff's Mill, pedestrians can walk over the restored covered bridge that was moved to the park from its original location a few miles to the south. Constructed in 1890 by George Harting with Burr trusses, the bridge rests on a pair of single wooden arches that span its eighty-one-foot length and is ventilated by open space beneath the eaves. According to historians Benjamin and June Evans, Clay's Bridge is characteristic of Perry County's fourteen covered bridges: “barn red vertical board siding, white-trimmed portals, a roof of cedar shakes, and a deck of randomwidth, length-wise planks reinforced with steel.”

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Clay's Covered Bridge", [New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 422-422.

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