Exploring New Baltimore Covered Bridge in Somerset County

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New Baltimore Covered Bridge surrounded by fall foliage.

New Baltimore Covered Bridge is one of ten remaining covered bridges in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

New Baltimore Covered Bridge FAQs

When was New Baltimore Covered Bridge built?

It was originally constructed in 1879 by an unknown builder, then rebuilt in 1998 after the original was destroyed by flood waters on January 19, 1996.
New Baltimore Covered Bridge in the spring.

Do any photos of the original New Baltimore Covered Bridge exist?

Yes – here is one from 1972.
New Baltimore Covered Bridge in 1972.

Can I navigate to the New Baltimore Covered Bridge by GPS?

Yes – use GPS coordinates 39.98690, -78.77235.
How to find New Baltimore Covered Bridge in Somerset County Pennsylvania.

What body of water does the New Baltimore Covered Bridge span?

The Raystown Branch of the Juniata River.
Raytown Branch of the Juniata River flowing under New Baltimore Covered Bridge.

How long s the New Baltimore Covered Bridge?

86 feet long.
Winter at New Baltimore Covered Bridge in Somerset County.

What type of trusses were used to construct New Baltimore Covered Bridge?

Multiple King Post style trusses.
Interior of the New Baltimore Covered Bridge

When was New Baltimore Covered Bridge placed on the National Register of Historic Places?

December 10, 1980.
New Baltimore Covered Bridge in the fall.

What are the inventory numbers for New Baltimore Covered Bridge?

NRHP 80003630 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-56-09 #2 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)Summer at New Baltimore Covered Bridge.

Can you still drive through New Baltimore Covered Bridge?

Yes – Town Hill Road passes through New Baltimore Covered Bridge and is open to vehicular traffic.Front view of New Baltimore Covered Bridge.


Looking for more Somerset County Covered Bridges?

Pack Saddle Covered Bridge is Somerset County’s most famous covered bridge.

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

Barronvale Covered Bridge is Somerset County’s longest covered bridge.

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

Lower Humbert Covered Bridge is a fantastic spot to catch the fall foliage in the Laurel Highlands.

Autumn at Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

Kings Covered Bridge is the perfect spot for a picnic, feature a covered pavillion right 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 near Shanksville Pennsylvania
The Glessner Covered Bridge near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Explore even more covered bridges on my PA Covered Bridges page.

A guide to the best covered bridges in Pennsylvania.
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 Salisbury Viaduct in Somerset County.

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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