Pittsburgh October 16, 2019
Hop In The Car And Visit 6 Covered Bridges Near Pittsburgh In One Day
Let’s go on a leisurely drive today, Pittsburgh! Western Pennsylvania’s home to quite a few covered bridges, including the oldest covered bridge in the state, and they definitely warrant a visit. If you’ve got a morning or an afternoon free, pile the whole family into the car for this day trip that will take you to six old-fashioned covered bridges near Pittsburgh.
Our journey today will take us nearly 75 miles in just over two hours. The covered bridges in the day trip all sit in Washington County and are within easy driving distance of each other.
1. Brownlee Covered Bridge
Our first stop takes us to Brownlee Covered Bridge, formerly known as the Brownlee-Scott Covered Bridge. The bridge dates back to the 1860s. For the majority of its history, the covered bridge sat in East Finley Township. However, it was moved to McGuffey Community Park, in Claysville, in 2008.
2. Wyit Sprowls Covered Bridge
Stroll across the Wyit Sprowls Covered Bridge, a pedestrian-only bridge. The bridge, which spans 43 feet, features six windows instead of the traditional four and dates back to the early 19th century. After sustaining significant damage, the covered bridge was relocated to its current spot in 2002.
3. Hughes Covered Bridge
We're now headed to Hughes Covered Bridge, built in 1889. The pedestrian-only covered bridge was, at one point, set to be relocated to Mingo Creek County Park. However, after a legal wrangling, the bridge was able to remain at its current location.
4. Ebenezer Covered Bridge
Experience Ebenezer Covered Bridge as both a pedestrian and as a driver. No one knows when the covered bridge was first built. However, it relocated to its current spot in Nottingham Township in 1977. Notice that the design resembles that of a train caboose, one of the numerous updates made to the covered bridge.
5. Henry Covered Bridge
Drive or stroll across Henry Covered Bridge, which was built in 1881. The picturesque covered bridge spans 36 feet and crosses over Mingo Creek. It, as well as the other covered bridges on our day trip, participates in the annual Washington and Greene Counties Covered Bridge Festival, held the third weekend of September.
6. Krepps Covered Bridge
Our final stop of the day takes us to Krepps Covered Bridge. No one knows when the covered bridge was built. However, it was moved from its original location in the mid-1950s (the exact year is not known). The bridge allows both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
What are your favorite covered bridges near Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments! Have you ever visited Erskine Covered Bridge? It’s the oldest covered bridge near Pittsburgh and is definitely a must visit.
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