Pittsburgh October 22, 2016
10 Beautiful Covered Bridges Near Pittsburgh That Remind Us Of A Simpler Time
Drive outside of Pittsburgh on winding roads that are less crowded, past a vibrant autumn landscape, and to charming covered bridges that remind us of a simpler time. Embark on a
quaint covered bridge trail through Bedford or simply explore these 10 beautiful covered bridges near Pittsburgh that will remind you of a simpler time.
1. Kintersburg Bridge – 2730 Musser Road, Indiana, PA, 15701
Kintersburg Bridge has crossed Crooked Creek since 1877. Built for less than $900, the charming covered bridge that spans 68 feet is only one of four Howe Truss bridges still standing in the state.
2. Harmon Bridge – 2725 Donahue Road, Creekside, PA 15732
Indiana County boasts four quaint covered bridges, each listed here, but Harmon Bridge is the infant among them. Constructed in 1910 by a local architect, the covered bridge is nestled among farmland and crosses over Plum Creek.
3. Thomas Bridge – 280 Thomas Covered Bridge Road, Indiana, PA, 15701
Built in 1879 at a cost of only $545, the Thomas Covered Bridge was rebuilt in 1998 at a price tag of one million dollars. Vehicles can easily pass through the new covered bridge to travel over Armstrong Township's Crooked Creek.
4. Trusal Covered Bridge – 1961 Trusal Road, Creekside, PA, 15732
Not far from Harmon Covered Bridge, the Trusal Covered Bridge spans 41 feet and also crosses over Plum Creek. Named after a Civil War Veteran, the covered bridge is also referred to as Dice's Bridge.
5. New Baltimore Bridge – Berlin, PA 15530
Head to Somerset County for a peak at the New Baltimore Bridge. Constructed in 1879, the covered bridge passes over the Juanita River (Raystown Branch).
6. King's Bridge – Rockwood, PA 15557
Also located in Somerset County, King's Bridge is among the 10 covered bridges that still remain in the county. A privately owned covered bridge, King's Bridge first appeared in 1906. It spans 127 feet.
7. Baronvale Bridge – State Route 3014, Rockwood, PA 15557
Cross the Baronvale Covered Bridge in Somerset County by foot only. When the covered bridge was built is a point of contention. Some say it was constructed in 1830. Still others claim it wasn't built until 1846 or 1902.
8. Jackson's Mill – Breezewood, PA 15533
Drive or walk through the picturesque Jackson's Mill that dates back to 1875. It was originally destroyed in a devastating flood in 1899 and moved to its current location. The county-owned covered bridge stretches 95 feet.
9. Bowser/Osterburg Covered Bridge – Osterburg, PA
The Bowser/Osterburg Covered Bridge is said to have been built around 1890. The county-owned covered bridge, which passes over Bob's Creek, can only be crossed by foot.
10. Palo Alto Covered Bridge – State Route 3002, Palo Alto, PA 17901
Privately owned, the Palo Alto Covered Bridge is safe to cross by foot and by car. Flanked by trees, the covered bridge dates back to 1880 and passes over Gladdens Run.
Step back in time when you visit these picturesque covered bridges near Pittsburgh.