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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sawhill Covered Bridge

Sawhill Bridge prior to Ivan damage and reconstruction - December 2003
Along PA 221 in rural Western Washington County sits the Sawhill Bridge.  This 100 year old structure sits quietly in one of Western PA's most remote areas.  The Sawhill Bridge was heavily damaged from the remnants of 2004's Hurricane Ivan causing it to lean and making it impassable.  A nearly $500,000 reconstruction project occurred in 2005 that rebuilt the entire bridge from its foundation.  (1)

A look at Buffalo Creek.

Bridge Specs:
Number: 38-63-34
Design: Single Queen Truss
Length: 57'
Crosses: Buffalo Creek
Built: 1915

Directions:
  • From I-70 take Exit 11.  Follow PA 221 through Taylorstown.  Bridge is approximately three miles north of Taylorstown on your Left.
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