Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge

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Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge
Academia Bridge, Spanning Tuscarora Creek, bypassed section of Mill, Academia (Juniata County, Pennsylvania).jpg
Academia Bridge in 2005
Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge
Location Northwest of Spruce Hill, Spruce Hill and Beale Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°29′37″N 77°28′21″W / 40.49361°N 77.47250°W / 40.49361; -77.47250Coordinates: 40°29′37″N 77°28′21″W / 40.49361°N 77.47250°W / 40.49361; -77.47250
Built 1902
Architect Groninger,James M.
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
MPS Covered Bridges of Juniata and Snyder Counties TR
NRHP Reference # 79002249[1]
Added to NRHP August 10, 1979

The Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge at 278-foot-long (85 m) (portal to portal) is the longest remaining covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

Built in 1902, this single-lane, double-span wooden covered bridge crosses Tuscarora Creek between Spruce Hill and Beale Townships, in Juniata County. Its design is based on the Burr truss developed by Theodore Burr, who was the preeminent bridge designer and builder of his time. Owned by the Juniata County Historical Society, located in Mifflintown, since 1962.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] The bridge is located about a mile east of the Tuscarora Academy, which is also listed on the National Register.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Susan M. Zacher and Tobi Casner (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-29. 

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