Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

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Lower Humbert Covered Bridge
Faidley Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge in Confluence.jpg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Township Lower Turkeyfoot
Road Township 312 (single lane)
Crosses Laurel Hill Creek
Coordinates 39°50′24.5″N 79°19′23″W / 39.840139°N 79.32306°W / 39.840139; -79.32306Coordinates: 39°50′24.5″N 79°19′23″W / 39.840139°N 79.32306°W / 39.840139; -79.32306
Length 126.5 ft (39 m) [1]
Width 12.3 ft (4 m) [1]
Clearance 8 ft (2 m)
Design Burr Arch Truss Bridge
Material Wood
Built 1891
 - Rebuilt 1991
Owned and Maintained by Somerset County
NBI Number 557213031230350
WGCB Number 38-56-12
NRHP Ref Number 80003638
Load 3 short tons (2.7 t) [2]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980
MPS Covered Bridges of Somerset County TR
Lower Humbert Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Lower Humbert Covered Bridge
Location of the Lower Humbert Bridge in Pennsylvania

The Lower Humbert Covered Bridge, or the Faidley Covered Bridge, is an 126-foot-6-inch (38.56 m) Burr Arch truss covered bridge that crosses Laurel Hill Creek, in Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was built in 1891 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980.[2] It is one of the ten remaining covered bridges in Somerset County.


The covered bridge was built in 1891. It was rebuilt in 1991, with extensive reinforcement work done on the abutments.[2] A homemade explosive device caused minor damage to bridge deck in January 2006.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Federal Highway Administration National Bridge Inventory (2007). "Place Name: Lower Turkeyfoot(Township of), Pennsylvania; NBI Structure Number: 557213031230350; Facility Carried: T-390, Covered Bridge Rd; Feature Intersected: Laurel Hill Creek". Nationalbridges.com (Alexander Svirsky). Retrieved April 15, 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 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Evans, Benjamin D.; June R. Evans (2001). Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges: A complete guide. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 248. ISBN 0-8229-5764-7. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (January 30, 2006). "Explosive causes minor damage to historic covered bridge". Centre Daily Times. State College, PA.