Exploring Factory Covered Bridge in Union County

Factory Covered Bridge over White Deer Creek.

Factory Covered Bridge is one of five existing historical covered bridges in Union County, Pennsylvania.

Factory Covered Bridge FAQs

How do I find Factory Covered Bridge?

Factory Covered Bridge is located along Gray Hill Road in Union County, just 2 miles west of the Interstate 80 / Route 15 interchange.
Use GPS coordinates 41.07365, -76.90292 to navigate to Factory Covered Bridge.
A map to Factory Covered Bridge over White Deer Creek in Union County, Pennsylvania.

When was Factory Covered Bridge built?

It was originally built in 1880, and has been refurbished several times since.
Carving from 1899 inside Factory Covered Bridge in Union County PA

What body of water does Factory Covered Bridge span?

White Deer Creek, a tributary of the nearby West Branch of the Susquehanna River.Factory Covered Bridge over White Deer Creek in Union County PA.

Why is it called Factory Covered Bridge?

It was named for a former woolen mill that stood nearby, but which has since burned down.
Southern end of Factory Covered Bridge in Union County PA

What type of trusses were used to construct Factory Covered Bridge?

A combination of Kingpost and Queen Post trusses.
Interior of Factory Covered Bridge.

Can I drive through Factory Covered Bridge?

Yes – it is still open to vehicular traffic.
The north end of Factory Covered Bridge in Union County Pennsylvania.

What are the dimensions of Factory Covered Bridge?

Factory Covered Bridge is 60 feet long and 16 feet wide.
Trusses inside Factory Covered bridge in Union County PA


Nearby Attractions

The Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Mifflinburg is the oldest existing covered bridge in Pennsylvania, and believed to be the second-oldest covered bridge in the United States!

Approaching the Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Mifflinburg, Union County.
Approaching the Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Mifflinburg, Union County.

Like the nearby Hassenplug Covered Bridge, Hayes Covered Bridge spans Buffalo Creek, just west of Mifflinburg.

Approaching Hayes Covered Bridge on Hoover Road in Union County.
Approaching Hayes Covered Bridge on Hoover Road in Union County.

The Millmont Covered Bridge has the distinction of being the longest covered bridge in Union County, Pennsylvania.

Millmont Red Covered Bridge over Penns Creek in Union County PA
Millmont Covered Bridge in Union County, Pennsylvania.

The Abandoned Alvira Munitions Bunkers are located on State Game Lands 252 in Union County, the former site of a munitions factory and explosives depot during WWII.

Inside one of the abandoned Alvira bunkers.
One of the 149 abandoned Alvira munitions bunkers on State Game Lands 252 in Union County.

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