Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1

Address: SR 19074, Grassmere Park, Pennsylvania. County/parish: Columbia.

NRIS 79003175

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places June 27, 1986.

Part of Covered Bridges of Columbia and Montour Counties TR (NRIS 64000712).

From Wikipedia:

Welle Hess Covered Bridge No. S1

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.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1979, but collapsed on July 19, 1981. 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. The bridge was removed from the NRHP in 1986.

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Architects:

  • Clinton and Montgomery Cole

Architectural styles:

  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79003175

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