Indiana County was at one time home to at least 48 covered bridges.
Today, there are four remaining covered bridges in Indiana County, all located in close proximity to one another in an area north of the college town of Indiana.
All four Indiana County covered bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and I’ll provide a brief description as well as directions/GPS coordinates for each one of the bridges in the paragraphs below.
Thomas Covered Bridge in Indiana County
Thomas Covered Bridge in Indiana County was completely rebuilt in 1998 for slightly more than one million dollars, and the results are magnificent!
At 75 feet long, Thomas Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Indiana County.
Thomas Covered Bridge utilizes Town Lattice trusses, and is still open to vehicular traffic.
Thomas Covered Bridge is located along, conveniently enough, Thomas Covered Bridge Road at GPS coordinates 40.66406, -79.23685.
Trusal Covered Bridge in Indiana County
Trusal Covered Bridge is the shortest covered bridge in Indiana County at 41 feet in length.
Trusal Covered bridge is also the oldest remaining covered bridge in Indiana County.
Trusal Covered Bridge utilizes Town Lattice trusses in its construction.
Trusal Covered Bridge is located along Trusal Road at GPS coordinates 40.73035, -79.18429.
Harmon Covered Bridge
Harmon Covered Bridge in Indiana County is the “youngest” of the county’s bridges, built in 1910.
Harmon Covered Bridge is named in honor of Civil War veteran J.S. Harmon, a local farmer who survived the infamous Confederate POW camp in Andersonville, Georgia.
Harmon Covered Bridge utilizes Town Lattice trusses in its construction.
Harmon Covered Bridge is located along Donahue Road at GPS coordinates 40.73403, -79.17553.
Kintersburg Covered Bridge
Kintersburg Covered Bridge in Indiana County was named after local shopkeeper Isaac Kinter.
Kintersburg Covered Bridge utilizes the rather rare Howe trusses in its construction, the same as Saint Mary’s Covered Bridge in Huntingdon County.
Kintersburg Covered Bridge is 68 feet long, and was bypassed by a “modern” bridge in 1977.
Kintersburg Bridge is located along Musser Road at GPS coordinates 40.71353, -79.08124.
Buttermilk Falls in Indiana County is part of a county-owned park that was once the childhood playground of Fred Rogers, AKA Mister Rogers of children’s television fame.
A modern series of stairs and walkways means that today you can safely stand BEHIND those same Buttermilk Falls that Fred Rogers explored as a child.
The Jonnet Flea Market along Route 22 near Blairsville is one of the finest roadside attractions in neighboring Westmoreland County.
You never know what priceless treasure you’ll find at the iconic Jonnet Flea Market, open in this location since 1982.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana County preserves the legacy of Indiana, Pennsylvania’s favorite son – actor Jimmy Stewart.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum displays an extensive collection of memorabilia related to all phases of his life – from early childhood, through his military career, and of course his extensive acting career.
Exploring the Covered Bridges of Somerset County takes you on a tour of the 10 remaining covered bridges in “America’s County”.
Sachs Covered Bridge in Gettysburg has been called “Pennsylvania’s most historic covered bridge”.
Nine years after its construction, Union forces crossed Sachs Covered Bridge on July 1, 1863, headed towards Gettysburg.
Three days later, retreating Confederate forces also crossed Sachs Covered Bridge.
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!
Logan Mills Covered Bridge is the last remaining historic covered bridge in Clinton County, Pennsylvania.
McGees Mills Covered Bridge is the last remaining historic covered bridge in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
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