Beechdale Bridge

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Beechdale Bridge
Beechdale Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Beechdale Bridge
Location Southwest of Berlin off U.S. Route 219, Brothersvalley Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°52′54″N 79°2′5″W / 39.88167°N 79.03472°W / 39.88167; -79.03472Coordinates: 39°52′54″N 79°2′5″W / 39.88167°N 79.03472°W / 39.88167; -79.03472
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1870
Architectural style Other, Burr arch
Governing body Local
MPS Covered Bridges of Somerset County TR
NRHP Reference # 80003628[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

The Beechdale Bridge, also known as the Burkholder Bridge, is a historic covered bridge in Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Township Route 548 crosses Buffalo Creek[disambiguation needed] on the bridge, southwest of Berlin. The Burr truss bridge was built in 1870 by an unknown builder and is owned by the county. A distinctive feature of the bridge is the low sidewalls, which leave much of the structure open to view. It is one of 10 covered bridges in Somerset County.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Zacher, Susan M. (1994). The Covered Bridges of Pennsylvania: A Guide. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. p. 134.  page 16.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Herb Berman and Susan M. Zacher (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Covered Bridges of Somerset County Thematic Resources (Beechdale Bridge)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08.