The 10 Longest Covered Bridges in PA Road Trip

The 10 longest covered bridges in PA road trip.

If you love covered bridges AND road trips, this article is for you!

The Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge in Juniata County is 278 feet in length and was refurbished in 2009.
The Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge in Juniata County is 278 feet in length and was refurbished in 2009.

What follows is a road trip itinerary that visits the ten longest covered bridges in Pennsylvania, and includes a route map that you can download for free to your computer or mobile device.

A list of the ten longest covered bridges in Pennsylvania.
A list of the ten longest covered bridges in Pennsylvania.

The route as described here starts at the Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania, and then visits the next nine bridges on the list in the most fuel-efficient manner possible.

Road trip itinerary and map to visit the ten longest covered bridges in Pennsylvania.
Road trip itinerary and map.

The total trip as mapped out here encompasses 403 miles, and Google estimates it would take approximately 9 hours to drive the route.



Visiting the Bridges

1. The starting point of this road trip is the Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge in Juniata County, the longest covered bridge in PA.

    The Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    The Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge in Juniata County.

    The bridge is 278 feet long, spans Tuscarora Creek, and is no longer open to vehicular traffic.

    Walking across the Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge in January 2023.
    Walking across the Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge in January 2023.

    2. Stop number two on this road trip is Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge in Franklin County, the second-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge in Franklin County is the second-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge in Franklin County.

    The bridge is 205 feet long, spans Conococheague Creek, and is no longer open to vehicular traffic.


    3. Stop number three is Dellville Covered Bridge in Perry County, the seventh-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Dellville Covered Bridge in Perry County is the seventh-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Dellville Covered Bridge in Perry County.

    The bridge is 174 feet long, spans Sherman Creek, and is open to vehicular traffic.


    4. Stop number four is Colemanville Covered Bridge in Lancaster County, the tenth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Colemanville Covered Bridge in Lancaster County is the tenth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Colemanville Covered Bridge in Lancaster County. Photo credit: Frank Wilder, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

    The bridge is 170 feet long, spans Pequea Creek, and is open to vehicular traffic.


    5. Stop number five is Pine Grove Covered Bridge, the fourth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Pine Grove Covered Bridge spanning the border between Chester and Lancaster counties is the fourth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Pine Grove Covered Bridge. Photo credit: Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man), CC BY-SA 2.5 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5, via Wikimedia Commons.

    The bridge is 198 feet long, spans the East Branch of Octoraro Creek between Lancaster County and Chester County, and is open to vehicular traffic.


    6. Stop number six on this road trip is Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County, the sixth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County is the sixth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County. Photo credit: Gerry Dincher, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

    The bridge is 180 feet long, spans the Conestoga River, and is open to vehicular traffic.


    7. Stop number seven is Wertz’s Covered Bridge in Berks County, the third-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Wertz’s Covered Bridge in Berks County is the third-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Wertz’s Covered Bridge in Berks County.

    The bridge is 204 feet long, spans Tulpehocken Creek, and is no longer open to vehicular traffic.


    8. Stop number eight is Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge in Berks County, the eighth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge in Berks County is the eighth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge in Berks County. Photo credit: Famartin, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

    The bridge is is 172 feet long, spans Maiden Creek, and is open to vehicular traffic.


    9. Stop number nine is Rupert Covered Bridge in Columbia County, the fifth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Rupert Covered Bridge in Columbia County is the fifth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Rupert Covered Bridge in Columbia County. Photo credit: Ruhrfisch, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

    The bridge is 185 feet long, spans Fishing Creek, and is open to vehicular traffic.


    10. The final stop on this road trip is Hillsgrove Covered Bridge in Sullivan County, the ninth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.

    Hillsgrove Covered Bridge in Sullivan County is the ninth-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
    Hillsgrove Covered Bridge in Sullivan County.

    The bridge is 171 feet long, spans Loyalsock Creek, and is open to vehicular traffic.


    There you have it – the ten longest covered bridges in Pennsylvania, and a road map to help you find them all!

    The Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge spans Tuscarora Creek in Juniata County Pennsylvania.
    The Pomeroy Academia Covered Bridge spans Tuscarora Creek in Juniata County.

    The Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Union County is the oldest existing covered bridge in Pennsylvania, and believed to be the second-oldest covered bridge in the United States!

    Front of the Hassenplug Covered Bridge.
    The Hassenplug Covered Bridge in Mifflinburg, Union County.

    Sachs Covered Bridge in Adams County is called “Pennsylvania’s Most Historic Covered Bridge”, as it was crossed by both Union and Confederate troops during the Battle of Gettysburg.

    How to find Sachs Covered Bridge near Gettysburg Pennsylvania.
    100 foot-long Sachs Covered Bridge near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    The Pack Saddle Covered Bridge in Somerset County is the only Pennsylvania covered bridge built over a waterfall!

    A lone fisherman on Brush Creek below the Pack Saddle Covered Bridge in Somerset County, PA.
    The Pack Saddle Covered Bridge in Somerset County, PA.

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