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Grimes, Greene County

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Inventory Number: PA/38-30-22x
County: Greene County
Township: Washington
Town/Village: East-southeast of Ruff Creek
Bridge Name: Grimes
Crosses: Ruff Creek
Truss type: King
Spans: 1
Length: 34'-6" span, 44' overall
Roadway Width: 11'-9"
Built: 1888
When Lost: 1 Nov 1992
Cause: Arson
Latitude: N39 57.27
Longitude: W080 09.58
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: 0.6 miles east of jct I-79 (Exit 4) on PA 221, then 0.1 miles right on Green Valley Road (T546). North of Waynesburg and east of Ruff Creek.

Grimes Bridge, Washington, Greene County, PA. Built 1888 Arson 1 Nov 1992
Tom and Linda Burns Photo, September 22, 1985
County Bridge #24. Clearance 11'-6". (HABS-HAER) In Penn Pilot aerial photography dated to October 4, 1967, the covered bridge is oriented nearly east to west. A pickup truck was driven onto the bridge on November 1, 1992 and set on fire. The bridge was destroyed with it. What was left of it was removed in March 1993. Map 24 aerial imagery shows a bridge at the site which is scaling close to the 34' span of the covered bridge, as well as standing at about the same alignment as in the Penn Pilot photo, so it may be on the original abutments.
Moll, Fred J.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges - Our Heritage, 2004, pages 48, 102-103
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, March 2008

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