Glessner Covered Bridge near Shanksville is one of ten remaining historic covered bridges in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Glessner Covered Bridge FAQs
It was buit in 1881 by Tobias Glessner, and extensively rebuilt in 1998.
90 feet long.
The Stonycreek River.
Yes – use GPS coordinates 40.02616, -78.92091.
Burr arch trusses.
Yes – Covered Bridge Road passes through Glessner Covered Bridge and is open to vehicular traffic.
NRHP 80003631 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-56-08 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
Yes – here is how it looked in 1972.
Looking for more Somerset County Covered Bridges?
Barronvale Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Somerset County (162 feet long).
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.
Kings Covered Bridge is a great spot for a creekside picnic, at a pavilion right next to the bridge.
New Baltimore Covered Bridge spans the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River in eastern Somerset County.
Or maybe you’d like to see a driving tour of ALL 10 Somerset County covered bridges?
Explore even more covered bridges on the Covered Bridges page here on PABucketlist.com.
And for a completely different kind of bridge, be sure to check out the Salisbury Viaduct in Somerset County, part of the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail.
This 1.908 foot long former railroad bridge soars 101 feet above the Casselman River and Route 219 near Meyersdale, PA.
The Flight 93 National Memorial is just a few minutes away from the Glessner Covered Bridge.
Home to many donated pieces of memorabilia, the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel serves as a place to honor those who died on 9/11, and is open (free of charge) to visitors most days from 12-5.
Patriot Park near Shanksville is the future home of a permanent memorial intended to honor all those who died in the line of duty while serving the United States military in the Global War on Terrorism.
The 1806 Old Log Church is located approximately 30 minutes east of the Glessner Covered Bridge, in Bedford County.
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