Rishel Covered Bridge

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Rishel Covered Bridge
Rishel CB 1830 PA.jpg
Rishel Covered Bridge, October 2011
Rishel Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Rishel Covered Bridge
Location East of Montandon on Township 573, East Chillisquaque Township and West Chillisquaque Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°57′37″N 76°48′58″W / 40.96028°N 76.81611°W / 40.96028; -76.81611Coordinates: 40°57′37″N 76°48′58″W / 40.96028°N 76.81611°W / 40.96028; -76.81611
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1830
Built by Shriner, John Jr.; Braley, Zacheus
Architectural style Other, Burr arch
Governing body Local
MPS Covered Bridges of Northumberland County TR
NRHP Reference # 79002310[1]
Added to NRHP August 8, 1979

Rishel Covered Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge located at East Chillisquaque Township and West Chillisquaque Township in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. It is a single span, 110.16-foot-long (33.58 m), Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1830. It crosses the Chillisquaque Creek. It may be the oldest covered wooden bridge in the United States.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

References[edit]

  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 John W. Prosser (November 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Rishel Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-29.