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Inventory Number: PA/38-19-15
County: Columbia County
Township: Hemlock
Town/Village: Bloomsburg
Bridge Name: Wagner (relocated)
Crosses: ditch
Truss type: Queen
Spans: 1
Length: 62'
Roadway Width: 14'
Built: 1856 (M1994)
Builder:
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N40 59.93
Longitude: W076 28.96
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: Perpendicular to the west side of Hunt Club Rd. about 250' north of its intersection with Red Mill Rd. near the entrance to Foxtail Developement.

Wagner Bridge, Hemlock, Columbia County, PA Built 1856 (M1994)
Bob Sheldon Photo, September 23, 2008


Wagner Bridge (relocated location), Hemlock, Columbia County, PA Built 1856 (M1994)
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010

Comments:
Closed. This bridge was built by Daniel Kostenbauder in 1856 for $162.00. Another account says A.J. Knoebel in 1874 for $849.00, but this may have been a second rebuilding. It was carefully dismantled on March 23, 1981 and placed in storage at the Knoebels Grove Amusement Park for later rebuilding. The bridge was rebuilt at a new site in Hemlock Township in 1994. It now spans a ditch near the entrance to Foxtail Developement. It has no abutments or wingwalls and is said to have a length of 62' at the new site. Although it has been at this location for over ten years, it is likely a temporary site.
Sources:
Evans, Benjamin D. & June R.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges, 2001, page 116
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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