Gross Covered Bridge

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Gross Covered Bridge
Klinepeter's, Overflow, Beaver Springs
Gross Covered Bridge 1.jpg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Snyder
Township Spring
Census-designated place Beaver Springs
Crosses tributary of Middle Creek
Coordinates 40°44′49″N 77°12′42.5″W / 40.74694°N 77.211806°W / 40.74694; -77.211806Coordinates: 40°44′49″N 77°12′42.5″W / 40.74694°N 77.211806°W / 40.74694; -77.211806
Length 100 ft (30 m)
 - Mainspan 26.9 m (88 ft) [1]
Width 17 ft (5 m)
 - Roadway width 4.8 m (16 ft) [1]
Overhead Clearance 11.25 ft (3 m)
Builder Davis Kitch
Design Burr Arch Truss Bridge
Material Wood
Built 1871
 - Reconstructed 1982
Owned and Maintained by Spring Township
NBI Number 547211181200060
WGCB Number 38-55-03
NRHP Ref Number 77001194
Load 5 short tons (4.5 t)
Added to NRHP August 29, 1977
MPS Covered Bridges of Juniata and Snyder Counties TR
Gross Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Gross Covered Bridge
Location of the Gross Covered Bridge in Pennsylvania
Wikimedia Commons: Gross Covered Bridge

The Gross Covered Bridge is 100-foot (30 m) Burr Arch truss covered bridge in the census-designated place of Beaver Springs, Spring Township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 1997 and was documented by the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) in 1981.


The covered bridge was built in 1871 and originally spanned Middle Creek north of Beaver Springs on Township Route 574. It was moved in 1982 to its present location on Township Route 427 in Beaver Springs, spanning a run-off channel that flows into Middle Creek.[2] The bridge was moved when a dam and resulting reservoir were created on the stream originally spanned by the bridge.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Federal Highway Administration National Bridge Inventory (2007). "Place Name: Spring (Township of), Pennsylvania; NBI Structure Number: 547211181200060; Facility Carried: Railroad Ave; Feature Intersected: Flood Channel". (Alexander Svirsky). Retrieved April 16, 2009.  Note: this is a formatted scrape of the 2006 official website, which can be found here for Pennsylvania: "PA06.txt". Federal Highway Administration. 2006. Retrieved April 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ Evans, Benjamin D.; June R. Evans (2001). Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges: A complete guide. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 241. ISBN 0-8229-5764-7. 
  3. ^ Conwill, Joseph D (2004). Covered Bridges across North America. St. Paul, MN: MBI. p. 103. 

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