Exploring Hayes Covered Bridge in Union County

Winter afternoon at Hayes Covered Bridge in Union County Pennsylvania.

Hayes Covered Bridge is one of five remaining covered bridges in Union County, Pennsylvania.

Like the nearby Hassenplug Covered Bridge (the oldest existing covered bridge in Pennsylvania), Hayes Covered Bridge spans Buffalo Creek, just west of Mifflinburg.

Winter at Hayes Covered Bridge near Mifflinburg PA
Winter at Hayes Covered Bridge near Mifflinburg, PA.

Hayes Covered Bridge FAQs

How do I find Hayes Covered Bridge?

Hayes Covered Bridge is located just off of Route 45, along Hoover Road in Union County.
If navigating by GPS, use coordinates 40.91733, -77.09151 to guide you to the bridge.
How to find Hayes Covered Bridge in Union County Pennsylvania.

When was Hayes Covered Bridge built?

1882.
Approaching Hayes Covered Bridge on Hoover Road in Union County.

Who owns Hayes Covered Bridge?

Union County.
Historical plaque on Hayes COvered Bridge in Union County PA

Is Hayes Covered Bridge open to vehicular traffic?

It is, but limited to vehicles under 6 feet 6 inches tall.
All other traffic uses a bypass that circles around it.
The bypass road around Hayes Covered Bridge in Union County PA

What type of trusses were used in the construction of Hayes Covered Bridge?

Kingpost trusses.
Interior view of Hayes Covered Bridge in Union County PA

What are the dimensions of Hayes Covered Bridge?

63 feet long, 16 feet wide.
Hayes Covered Bridge over Buffalo Creek in Union County Pennsylvania.


Nearby Attractions

As mentioned earlier, Hassenplug Covered Bridge, the oldest existing covered bridge in Pennsylvania, is located less than 3 miles east in Mifflinburg.

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

Nearby Millmont Covered Bridge is the LONGEST covered bridge in Union County.

A side view of Millmont Covered Bridge over Penns Creek.
A side view of Millmont Covered Bridge over Penns Creek.

Factory Covered Bridge is located along Gray Hill Road in Union County, just 2 miles west of the Interstate 80 / Route 15 interchange.

Factory Covered Bridge over White Deer Creek.
Factory Covered Bridge in Union County, Pennsylvania.

The Abandoned Alvira Munitions Bunkers are a fascinating place to explore the remnants of a WWII military installation, now part of State Game Lands 252 in Union County.

Inside one of the concrete igloo-like bunkers on State Game Lands 252
Inside one of the concrete igloo-like Alvira bunkers on State Game Lands 252

The 8 Best Scenic Overlooks in the Bald Eagle State Forest will introduce you to some of the most amazing vistas in this nearly 195,000 acre expanse spanning 5 counties, including Union County.

New Lancaster Valley in the Bald Eagle State Forest.
New Lancaster Valley in the Bald Eagle State Forest.

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