St. Mary's Covered Bridge

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St. Mary's Covered Bridge
St. Mary's Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
St. Mary's Covered Bridge
Location 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Orbisonia on U.S. Route 522, Cromwell Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°12′21″N 77°52′42″W / 40.20583°N 77.87833°W / 40.20583; -77.87833Coordinates: 40°12′21″N 77°52′42″W / 40.20583°N 77.87833°W / 40.20583; -77.87833
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1889
Architectural style Other, Howe truss
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80003503[1]
Added to NRHP March 20, 1980

The St. Mary's Covered Bridge, also known as Shade Gap Covered Bridge and Huntingdon County Bridge No. 8, is a historic wooden covered bridge located at Cromwell Township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It is a 65.25-foot-long (19.89 m) 16.5-foot-wide (5.0 m), Howe Truss bridge with cut stone abutments, constructed in 1889. It crosses the Shade Creek. It is the only remaining covered bridge in Huntingdon County.[2]

It was listed on 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. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Susan M. Zacher (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: St. Mary's Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-19.