Beechdale Bridge

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Beechdale Bridge
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Beechdale Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Beechdale Bridge
Beechdale Bridge is located in the US
Beechdale Bridge
Location Southwest of Berlin off U.S. Route 219, Brothersvalley Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°52′54″N 79°2′5″W / 39.88167°N 79.03472°W / 39.88167; -79.03472Coordinates: 39°52′54″N 79°2′5″W / 39.88167°N 79.03472°W / 39.88167; -79.03472
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1870
Architectural style Other, Burr arch
MPS Covered Bridges of Somerset County TR
NRHP reference # 80003628[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

The Beechdale Bridge, also known as the Burkholder Bridge, is a historic covered bridge in Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Township Route 548 crosses Buffalo Creek on the bridge, southwest of Berlin. The Burr truss bridge was built in 1870 by an unknown builder and is owned by the county. A distinctive feature of the bridge is the low sidewalls, which leave much of the structure open to view. It is one of 10 covered bridges in Somerset County.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Zacher, Susan M. (1994). The Covered Bridges of Pennsylvania: A Guide. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. p. 134. page 16.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Herb Berman and Susan M. Zacher (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Covered Bridges of Somerset County Thematic Resources (Beechdale Bridge)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08.