Wehr Covered Bridge

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Wehr Covered Bridge
Wehr Covered Bridge, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.png
Wehr Covered Bridge, September 2012
Wehr Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Wehr Covered Bridge
Location West of Greenawald on Township 597, South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°34′8″N 75°30′17″W / 40.56889°N 75.50472°W / 40.56889; -75.50472Coordinates: 40°34′8″N 75°30′17″W / 40.56889°N 75.50472°W / 40.56889; -75.50472
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1841
Architectural style Other, Burr truss
Governing body Local
MPS Covered Bridges of the Delaware River Watershed TR
NRHP Reference # 80003561[1]
Added to NRHP December 1, 1980

Wehr Covered Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge located at South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is a three span, 117-foot-long (36 m), Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1841. It has horizontal siding and gable roof. It crosses Jordan Creek.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1] After an incident in July 2014 in which a grossly overweight truck crossed the bridge, it was closed for several days for inspection. The bridge did not sustain significant structural damage, but county officials decided to reduce the posted weight limit from 20,000 pounds (9,000 kg) to 8,000 pounds (4,000 kg).[3]

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  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 (March 10, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Wehr Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Petty, Precious (August 15, 2014). "Lehigh County covered bridge wasn't damaged by tanker truck, reopens with lower weight limit". The Express-Times. 

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