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Red or Neals's or Neil's, Greene County

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Inventory Number: PA/38-30-27x
County: Greene County
Township: Greene
Town/Village: Garards Fort
Bridge Name: Red or Neals's or Neil's
Crosses: Whiteley Creek
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 1
Length: 85' span, 90'-4" overall
Roadway Width: 15'
Built: 1900
Builder:
When Lost: 19 Jun 1990
Cause: Arson
Latitude: N39 48.35
Longitude: W080 03.13
See a map of the area
Topographic map of the area
Directions: 1.2 miles east of I-79 (Exit 2) on SR2018, then 1.0 miles right on SR2011 & 0.2 miles right on Red Bridge Road, or Smith's Creek Road, depending on the mapping source. West of Garards Fort.

Red or Neals's or Neil's Bridge, Greene, Greene County, PA Built 1900 Arson 19 Jun 1990
Tom and Linda Burns Photo, October 13, 1985


Red or Neals's or Neil's Bridge, Greene, Greene County, PA Built 1900 Arson 19 Jun 1990
Tom and Linda Burns Photo, October 13, 1985

Comments:
County Bridge #19. Clearance of 11'. The Neil or Neal name comes from the owner of the farm south of the bridge. (Falk) It was destroyed by fire on June 19, 1990. "The Bobtown Volunteer Fire Company was called out at 2:52 AM after a motorist spotted the blaze from Route 616. They responded and reached the scene within 10 minutes but could do nothing to save the bridge. “Arrangements had virtually been completed to move the bridge to Pumpkin Run Park in Rices Landing Borough, where it was to be reassembled as a footbridge." Waynesburg Republican, June 22, 1990, courtesy of Wooden Covered Spans, Vol. 14, No. 1, Summer, 1990. The current USGS topographic map on Topozone is still marked "covered bridge" at the site.
Sources:
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 1989, page 111
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, March 2008

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