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Inventory Number: PA/38-54-01
County: Schuylkill County
Township: Washington
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: Zimmerman's
Crosses: Lower Little Swatara Creek
Truss type: Burr Arch
Spans: 1
Length: 65' overall, 50'-4" span
Roadway Width: 11'-5"
Built: 1880
Builder:
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N40 32.65
Longitude: W076 19.54
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: 3.0 miles east of jct PA501 on PA895, on Covered Bridge Rd. (T526). Slightly over 1 mile west-northwest of the village of Rock.
Comments: The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Zimmerman Bridge, Washington, PA. Built c1880
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Zimmerman Bridge, Washington, PA Built c1880
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Sources:
Evans, Benjamin D. & June R.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges, 2001, page 237
Travis, Dale. Pennsylvania Covered Bridges List, updated to 26 Aug 2004, http://www.dalejtravis.com/cblist/cbpa.htm (23 Sep 2004)
Moll, Fred J.. Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges - Our Heritage, 2004, pages 124-125
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, September 2006
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 127

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