Carmichaels Bridge

Carmichaels Bridge, Carmichael, Pennsylvania, USA

Carmichaels Bridge, Carmichael, Pennsylvania

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Carmichaels Bridge

Carmichaels Bridge is one of the nine covered bridges still remaining in Greene County, Pennsylvania,  all of which are still open to vehicular traffic.  They are all either painted white or left unpainted.  The bridge, like five of the others in Greene County, is a queenpost truss design.  It was originally built in 1889 to cross Muddy Creek and is 64ft 8in in length.  The covered bridge was refurbished in 1998 with white vertical board and batten siding on both the sides and portals.  The bridge is on on Old Town Road in Carmichaels, Cumberland Township in the north-east of the county.

Carmichaels Bridge, Carmichael, Pennsylvania, USA

Carmichaels Bridge, Carmichael, Pennsylvania

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Originally, there were 35 covered bridges in Greene County.  It was deemed necessary to try to preserve the remaining 9 through a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.  This occurred in June 1979 as a combined listing for Greene and nearby Washington Counties.  Washington County had suffered similar losses.  There were originally 42 covered bridges in the county, of which 15 remained at the time of the listing.

The most comprehensive guide for finding in this area is Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges: A Complete Guide by Benjamin D. Evans.  It was published quite a few years ago now (but is still available on Amazon) but nothing else even comes close.

6 Comments

  1. Oh man, I haven’t seen a covered bridge in years! These are soo cool! Nicely done Mark!

  2. I’ve quite a large number of covered bridge shots in my library. I’ll try a few different processes on some and post them to the blog over the next few weeks. Glad you like these ones.

  3. Very job in capturing this, Mark. I like that this one is white, haven’t seen many this color. Most seem to be red or woodtone.

    I love these covered bridges and Pennsylvania has a large number of them, particularly in the Amish country of Lancaster County. I think there are more than eighty in that county alone, a couple of which I’ve captured.

    Visiting these are like going back in time, which I’m sure you experienced. 😉

  4. Great post Mark. We don’t see these in the UK! Nice natural HDR.

  5. very cool Mark, love covered bridges and you shot this one well!

  6. Very cool. Tim’s right, we don’t have this type of bridge in the UK. This is very Americana to me. Nice job.

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