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Kreidersville Covered Bridge in Northampton, PA

The Kreidersville Covered Bridge is an iconic symbol of Northampton, Pennsylvania. Built-in 1839, it is the oldest covered bridge in Northampton County and one of the oldest in the state. The Kreidersville Covered Bridge is a popular tourist attraction as well as a historical marker. Information can be found here.

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The bridge was originally constructed by Jacob Neibold and Charles Frace. The original design was a timber-truss bridge made of local hemlock and oak timbers. This design allowed for large covered bridges to be constructed quickly and cost-effectively. The bridge was then covered in white pine sheathing to protect it from the elements. The bridge spans the Lehigh River and connects two major roads: Main Street and King Street. It is a single-span bridge, meaning it does not have any supports or abutments along its length. Its height is 34 feet, and its length is 131 feet. The bridge is an excellent example of 19th-century bridge building. It's simple design and solid construction have helped it withstand the tests of time and wear. The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, making it a federally protected historic structure. One of the most iconic features of the Kreidersville Covered Bridge is its two unique stone gable ends. These gables are often referred to as false gables and add a distinctive architectural feature to the bridge. Discover facts about Wayne A. Grube Memorial Park in Northampton, PA.

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