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West Paden, Columbia County

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Inventory Number: PA/38-19-12#2
County: Columbia County
Township: Fishing Creek
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: West Paden
Crosses: Huntington Creek
Truss type: Burr Arch
Spans: 1
Length:
Roadway Width:
Built: 2008
Builder:
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N41 06.42
Longitude: W076 21.40
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Topographic map of the area
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 (bypassed section of PA120, formerly known as Winding Road, SR1020, LR19068). 0.2 miles east of Forks.

West Paden Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 2008
Bob Sheldon Photo, September 24, 2008


West Paden Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 2008
Bob Sheldon Photo, September 24, 2008


West Paden Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 2008
Bob Sheldon Photo, October 17, 2008


West Paden Bridge, Fishing Creek, Columbia County, PA Built 2008
Bob Sheldon Photo, October 17, 2008

Comments:
County #121. 8-panel truss. 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 northernmost 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:
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, March 2009
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 107

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