One Of The Highest Bridges In The Whole Country Is Right Here In Pennsylvania
By Beth Price-Williams|Published November 01, 2020
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
The United States is home to quite a few mighty bridges with the tallest among them, the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, clocking in at 995 feet tall. The nearest competitor to the Royal Gorge Bridge is the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge in Nevada. It stands 886 feet above the ground. Pennsylvania’s got some of its own high bridges, although the tallest bridge in the state, Emlenton Bridge in Pennsylvania, is quite a bit shorter than the Royal Gorge Bridge.
Did you know the Emlenton Bride is the highest bridge in Pennsylvania? Have you ever driven over it? Let us know in the comments! Did you know that PA’s also home to quite a few covered bridges, including the haunted Sach’s Covered Bridge in Gettysburg?
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