Carbon County

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Harrity Covered Bridge

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(GPS N40 51.76  W75 37.53)
(#38-13-01)

Harrity was built in 1841 by Paul Buck and utilizes the Burr arch design. The bridge is located on dry land in Beltzville State Park. It is only traveled by foot traffic. The structure is 66 feet long and 13 feet wide. The bridge is owned and maintained by the State of Pennsylvania. The bridge is in good condition.

During the building of the Beltzville dam in 1970 to create a lake and state park recreation area, the bridge was located on Pohopoca Creek (the water source for the lake). If the structure was left at this location it would have been flooded by the lake. The bridge was move to it's present location at the lake recreation area by the Corps of Engineers. Everything original was left intact for reconstruction. It definitely adds beauty to the park…

Little Gap Covered Bridge

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(GPS N40 49.88  W 75 31.35)
(#38-13-02)

Little Gap was built in 1860 and uses the Burr arch design. It crosses the Aquashicola creek in Little Gap. The bridge is 73 feet long and 15 feet wide. The County owns and maintains the structure. It is in good condition and opened to daily traffic.  The bridge is located on Twp. Rt. 376 on the southern edge of Little Gap in Towamensing Twp

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