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Inventory Number: PA/38-19-33
County: Columbia County
Township: Montour
Town/Village: Rupert
Bridge Name: Rupert
Crosses: Fishing Creek
Truss type: Burr Arch
Spans: 1
Length: 185', 185'-4" overall, 164' span
Roadway Width: 17'-3"
Built: 1847
Builder: Jesse M. Beard
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N40 58.88
Longitude: W076 28.36
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Directions: 0.4 miles south of jct US11 on PA42, then 0.3 miles left on CR4001 (old Route 42), 0.1 miles left and 0.2 miles left on Reading St. (T449). Northeast edge of Rupert, on T 449 near Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.

Rupert Bridge, Montour, Columbia County, PA Built 1847
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010


Rupert Bridge, Montour, Columbia County, PA Built 1847
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010


Rupert Bridge, Montour, Columbia County, PA Built 1847
Jenn Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010


Rupert Bridge, Montour, Columbia County, PA Built 1847
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2010

Comments:
County # 56. 16-panel truss. This is currently the longest existing covered bridge in Columbia County. It was built in 1847 by Jesse M. Beard for $1637.00.
Sources:
Evans, Benjamin D. & June R.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges, 2001, page 110
Travis, Dale. Pennsylvania Covered Bridges List, updated to 26 Aug 2004, http://www.dalejtravis.com/cblist/cbpa.htm (23 Sep 2004)
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, May 2006
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 109

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