Exploring Lower Humbert Covered Bridge in Somerset County

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Autumn at Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

Lower Humbert Covered Bridge is one of ten remaining historic covered bridges in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Lower Humbert Covered Bridge FAQs

When was Lower Humbert Covered Bridge built?

It was built in 1891, and extensively remodeled in 1991.
Approaching Lower Humbert Covered Bridge.

Can I navigate to Lower Humbert Covered Bridge by GPS?

Yes – use GPS coordinates 39.84013, -79.32318.
How to find Lower Humbert Covered Bridge in Somerset County Pennsylvania

What body of water does Lower Humbert Covered Bridge span?

Laurel Hill Creek.
Lower Humbert Covered Bridge over Laurel HIll Creek in Somerset County PA

How long is Lower Humbert Covered Bridge?

126.5 feet.
Lower Humbert Covered Bridge in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

What type of trusses were used to construct Lower Humbert Covered Bridge?

Burr arch trusses.
Interior trusses on the Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

When was Lower Humbert Covered Bridge placed on the National Register of Historic Places?

December 10, 1980.
Lower Humbert Covered Bridge near Confluence PA

What are the inventory numbers for Lower Humbert Covered Bridge?

WGCB 38-56-12 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 80003638 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
Winter at Lower Humbert Covered Bridge in Somerset County Pennsylvania

Can you still drive through Lower Humbert Covered Bridge?

Yes – Covered Bridge Road passes through the bridge and is open to vehicular traffic.
Front view of Lower Humbert Covered Bridge


Looking for more Somerset County Covered Bridges?

Barronvale Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Somerset County.

A late summer/early autumn view of Barronvale Covered Bridge and Laurel Hill Creek in Somerset County, PA
A late summer/early autumn view of Barronvale Covered Bridge and Laurel Hill Creek in Somerset County, PA

Pack Saddle Covered Bridge is the most famous covered bridge in Somerset County.

A summertime view of the Pack Saddle Covered Bridge in Somerset County, PA.

Kings Covered Bridge is a great place for a Somerset County picnic, with a covered pavilion next to the bridge.

A springtime view of Kings Covered Bridge in Somerset County
A springtime view of Kings Covered Bridge in Somerset County.

Glessner Covered Bridge lies on the outskirts of Shanksville, near the Flight 93 Memorial.

The Glessner Covered Bridge in Pennsylvania
The Glessner Covered Bridge near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

New Baltimore Covered Bridge spans the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River in eastern Somerset County.

New Baltimore Covered Bridge surrounded by fall foliage.

Explore even more covered bridges on the Covered Bridges page here on PABucketlist.com.

A guide to the best covered bridges in Pennsylvania.

Looking for more Laurel Highlands adventures?

Then be sure to check out 20 Must-See Waterfalls in the Laurel Highlands.

The author at Cole Run Falls in the Laurel Highlands.
The author at Cole Run Falls in the Laurel Highlands.

Or if scenic overlooks are your thing, don’t miss Beam Rocks Overlook in Somerset County.

Beam Rocks Overlook in the Forbes State Forest.
Beam Rocks Overlook in the Forbes State Forest.

For a completely different type of bridge, the Salisbury Viaduct along the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail is a 1,908 foot long engineering marvel, towering 101 feet above the Casselman River in Somerset County.

Rusty Glessner taking in the sunrise over the Salisbury Viaduct.
The author on the Salisbury Viaduct in Somerset County at sunrise.

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.

Trains from the Western Maryland Railroad once passed through the Big Savage Tunnel, now part of the Great Allegheny Passage.
Trains from the Western Maryland Railroad once passed through the Big Savage Tunnel, now part of the Great Allegheny Passage.

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