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Inventory Number: PA/38-19-11
County: Columbia County
Township: Fishing Creek
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: East Paden
Crosses: Huntington Creek
Truss type: Queen
Spans: 1
Length: 72'-3" overall, 60' span
Roadway Width: 14'
Built: 1850
Builder: Peter Ent
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N41 06.33
Longitude: W076 21.59
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Directions: 4.0 miles northeast of jct PA93 and Orangeville on PA487, then 0.5 miles right on CR1020 and 0.1 miles right on TR565. 0.2 miles east of Forks.

East Paden Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 1850 after West Paden Bridge was washed away
Bill Caswell Photo, June 2006


East Paden Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 1850
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010


East Paden Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 1850
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010


East Paden Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 1850
Fred Wunsch Photo

Comments:
County #120. The Paden twin bridges were built in 1850 for a total cost of $750.00. They were both either extensively repaired or rebuilt in 1884 by W.C. Pennington. They were the last remaining twin bridges in Pennsylvania until the West Paden Bridge was washed away in a flood on June 28, 2006. This one is the southernmost of the two. They were named after John Paden who owned a nearby sawmill. They were bypassed in 1962. TR565 is a bypassed section of PA120, formerly known as Winding Road, SR1020, LR19068. A new West Paden Bridge was built during the summer and fall of 2008.
Sources:
Evans, Benjamin D. & June R.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges, 2001, page 97
Travis, Dale. Pennsylvania Covered Bridges List, updated to 26 Aug 2004, http://www.dalejtravis.com/cblist/cbpa.htm (23 Sep 2004)
Moll, Fred J.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges - Our Heritage, 2004, page 12
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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