Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1

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Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1
Welle Hess Covered Bridge model.JPG
A smaller model of the bridge, built from its wreckage
Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1 is located in Pennsylvania
Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1
Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1 is located in the United States
Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1
LocationSouth of Grassmere Park, Sugarloaf Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates41°6′34″N 76°25′3″W / 41.10944°N 76.41750°W / 41.10944; -76.41750Coordinates: 41°6′34″N 76°25′3″W / 41.10944°N 76.41750°W / 41.10944; -76.41750
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built1871
Built byClinton & Montgomery Cole
Architectural styleOther, Burr Arch Truss
MPSCovered Bridges of Columbia and Montour Counties TR
NRHP reference #79003175[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 29, 1979
Removed from NRHPJune 27, 1986

The Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1, also known as the Laubach Covered Bridge, was a historic wooden covered bridge located at Sugarloaf Township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. It was a 126-foot-long (38 m), Burr Truss arch bridge with a tin roof constructed in 1871. It crossed Fishing Creek and was one of 28 historic covered bridges in Columbia and Montour Counties.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1979,[1] but collapsed on July 19, 1981.[3] The salvaged wreckage of the bridge was purchased by Ed Campbell, who built a small scale "replica" of the bridge at his restaurant in Orange Township in 1983.[3][4] The bridge was removed from the NRHP in 1986.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Bill Pennesi and Susan M. Zacher (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  3. ^ a b "Welle Hess or Laubach, Columbia County". Covered Spans of Yesteryear - www.lostbridges.org. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Kline, David R. "The Welle Hesse Covered Bridge". Benton News (Benton, Pennsylvania). Retrieved January 8, 2013.