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Cox Farm (or Lippincott) Covered Bridge

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Located just off of PA 221 in Greene County, the Cox Farm (or Lippincott) Covered Bridge is unique in two ways.  First, by covered bridge standards, it is a rather young bridge - as it was erected in 1940.  Second, it's very short - around 32 feet in length.  This bridge over Ruff Creek was built as a wooden covered bridge because of the shortage of steel in the years leading up to the Second World War.  After receiving a $650,000 federal grant in 2012, the bridge was rehabilitated the following year. (1) The rehabilitation replaced the deteriorating parts of the bridge including replacing the wooden stringers with steel I-beams.  The bridge has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979.

Bridge Specs:
Number: 38-30-25Built: 1940Design: Kingpost Through TrussLength: 32 feet Crosses: Ruff Creek All photos taken by post author - July 5, 2009.

Sources & Links:
(1) "Cox Covered Bridge receive $650k rehabilitation grant." Greene County Messenger. August 10, 2…