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Inventory Number: PA/38-19-22x
County: Columbia County
Township: Sugarloaf
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: Y
Crosses: East Branch Fishing Creek
Truss type: Queen
Spans: 1
Length: 56' span, 76' overall
Roadway Width: 14'
Built: 1887
Builder: J.M. Larish
When Lost: 15 Aug 1983
Cause: Arson
Latitude: N41 18.266
Longitude: W076 21.917
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Directions: Near the village of Central on Stevens Hill Road (T757), off LR 19075.

Y Bridge, Sugarloaf, Columbia County, PA Built 1887 Arson 15 Aug 1983
Photo courtesy David Kline, Benton (PA) News


Y Bridge, Sugarloaf, Columbia County, PA Built 1887 Arson 15 Aug 1983
Photo courtesy David Kline, Benton (PA) News

Comments:
County # 156. Cost $602. The bridge probably got its name from the "Y" formation of the nearby Bloomsburg & Sullivan Railroad tracks, used for turning trains back toward Bloomsburg. The bridge was seriously damaged by the 1975 flood, then repaired. It was later burned by a fire widely suspected of being arson.
Sources:
Lane, Oscar F.. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 1972, page 62
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, May 2006

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