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Cox Farm (or Lippincott) Covered Bridge

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: 38-30-25 Built: 1940 Design: Kingpost Through Truss Length: 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