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Josiah Hess or Laubach, Columbia County

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Inventory Number: PA/38-19-10
County: Columbia County
Township: Fishing Creek
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: Josiah Hess or Laubach
Crosses: Huntington Creek
Truss type: Burr Arch
Spans: 1
Length: 106' floor, 110' overall, 105'-2" span
Roadway Width: 15'-5"
Built: 1875
Builder: Joseph Redline and W.J. Manning
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N41 06.84
Longitude: W076 20.36
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Directions: 4.0 miles north of jct PA93 and Orangeville on PA487, then 1.4 miles right on CR1020 and 0.1 miles left on Covered Bridge Rd. (now TR563, formerly LR19068) (bypassed section of CR1020). 1.2 miles east of Forks.
Comments: County #122. Cost $1349.50. Closed. 10-panel truss.

Josiah Hess Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 1875
Fred Yenerall Photo (1954)


Josiah Hess Bridge, Fishing Creek, PA Built 1875
© Lisa Plamondon


Josiah Hess or Laubach Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 1875
Jenn Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010


Josiah Hess or Laubach Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 1875
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010

Sources:
Evans, Benjamin D. & June R.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges, 2001, page 103
Travis, Dale. Pennsylvania Covered Bridges List, updated to 26 Aug 2004, http://www.dalejtravis.com/cblist/cbpa.htm (23 Sep 2004)
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, March 2009
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, May 2006
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 107

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