Hassenplug Bridge

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Hassenplug Bridge
Hassenplug Covered Bridge.jpg
Hassenplug Covered Bridge, April 2010
Hassenplug Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Hassenplug Bridge
Location N. 4th St., Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°55′25″N 77°3′0″W / 40.92361°N 77.05000°W / 40.92361; -77.05000Coordinates: 40°55′25″N 77°3′0″W / 40.92361°N 77.05000°W / 40.92361; -77.05000
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1825
Architectural style Other, Burr Truss
Governing body Local
MPS Union County Covered Bridges TR
NRHP Reference # 80003641[1]
Added to NRHP February 8, 1980

Hassenplug Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge at Mifflinburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. It is an 80-foot-long (24 m), Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1825, and overhauled in 1959. It crosses Buffalo Creek.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980[1] and is the oldest covered bridge in the United States.[3] However, this distinction is also claimed for the Hyde Hall Bridge in New York.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Charles M. Snyder (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hassenplug Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  3. ^ Evans, Benjamin D.; Evans, June R. (2004). New England's Covered Bridges. Hanover, New Hampshire, USA: University Press of New England. p. 121. ISBN 1-58465-320-5.