Little Gap Covered Bridge

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Little Gap Covered Bridge
LITTLE GAP COVERED BRIDGE.jpg
Little Gap Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Little Gap Covered Bridge
Location S of Little Gap on T 376, Lower Towamensing Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°49′52″N 75°31′22″W / 40.83111°N 75.52278°W / 40.83111; -75.52278Coordinates: 40°49′52″N 75°31′22″W / 40.83111°N 75.52278°W / 40.83111; -75.52278
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built c. 1860
Architectural style Burr truss
Governing body Local
MPS Covered Bridges of the Delaware River Watershed TR
NRHP Reference #

80004294

[1]
Added to NRHP December 01, 1980

The Little Gap Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge located near Little Gap in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1860, and is a 73 foot, Burr truss span crosses the Aquashicola Creek. The bridge incorporates elements of the Howe truss in its construction.[2]

A nearby restaurant, the "Covered Bridge Inn," takes its name from the bridge.[3] In 2011, the bridge was damaged by a hit and run driver.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  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 (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Little Gap Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Covered Bridge Inn". 
  4. ^ Reynolds, Bob (June 10, 2011). "Historic Bridge Damaged by Hit and Run Driver". WNEP-TV. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11.