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Inventory Number: PA/38-50-41x
County: Perry County
Township: Howe - Oliver
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: Newport
Crosses: Juniata River
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 4
Length:
Roadway Width:
Built:
Builder:
When Lost: 1 Jun 1889
Cause: Flood
Latitude: N40 28.74
Longitude: W077 07.68
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: On Route 34 which is Red Hill Road (SR0034, formerly LR50002) in Howe Twp. and Market Street in Oliver Township.

Newport Bridge, Howe-Oliver, Perry County, PA Flood 1 Jun 1889
Todd Clark Collection
Comments:
It was washed away on June 1, 1889 and replaced by the present four-span wrought iron pony truss bridge on the original abutments and piers.
Sources:
Moll, Fred J.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges - Our Heritage, 2004, pages 120-121
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, August 2006

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