The Barronvale Covered Bridge isn’t just the longest covered bridge in Somerset County.
It’s one of the longest covered bridges in all of Pennsylvania!
So if visiting the biggest and best covered bridges in PA is on your bucket list, you have to make visiting this elongated beauty a priority!
Barronvale Covered Bridge FAQs
The Barronvale Covered Bridge is located just off of Covered Bridge Road in southwestern Somerset County.
It is approximately 5 miles west of New Centerville, or 3 miles southwest of Laurel Hill State Park.
Yes – use GPS coordinates 39.953030, -79.269958.
Cassimer Cramer, at a cost of $300.00.
162 feet long.
The Barronvale Covered Bridge utilizes Burr-arch trusses in its construction, the most common style of trusses used in the remaining covered bridges in Pennsylvania.
The World Guide to Covered Bridges inventory number for this bridge is 38-56-03.
The National Register of Historic Places inventory number for Barronvale Bridge is 80003633.
Laurel Hill Creek.
No – only foot traffic is permitted on the bridge.
Large boulders on either side prevent vehicles from entering and damaging the bridge.
When to Visit the Barronvale Covered Bridge
There is really no bad time to visit the Barronvale Bridge.
In the spring and summer it is enveloped in greenery and wild flowers.
It also makes a great autumn location for “leaf peeping” in the Laurel Highlands.
And of course in the winter the bright red (as are all Somerset County covered bridges) bridge really stands out against a snow white backdrop.
The Barronvale Covered Bridge is an exceptionally well-maintained covered bridge that is pleasant to visit any time of the year.
The fact that it is only open to foot traffic, and has plentiful parking makes it easy to spend as much time as you want to exploring it.
The Barronvale Covered Bridge.
Somerset County’s longest covered bridge.
Put it on your PA Bucket List!
Looking for more Somerset County Covered Bridges?
Kings Covered Bridge is located one mile from the Barronvale Covered Bridge, and also spans Laurel Hill Creek.
The Pack Saddle Covered Bridge is the most famous covered bridge in Somerset County.
Lower Humbert Covered Bridge is the southernmost covered bridge in Somerset County.
Glessner Covered Bridge is on the outskirts of Shanksville, near the Flight 93 Memorial.
New Baltimore Covered Bridge spans the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River in eastern Somerset County.
For complete driving tour directions to all 10 Somerset County covered bridges, be sure to check out my write-up “Exploring the Covered Bridges of Somerset County”.
If mountain vistas are your thing, be sure to check out “The 10 Best Scenic Overlooks in the Laurel Highlands”.
For a unique underground experience, the Big Savage Tunnel along the Great Allegheny Passage offers you the chance to hike/bike a 3,294 foot long former railroad tunnel, originally constructed in 1912.
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