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Bridges Under Repair

Last updated November 11, 2020

This page lists current & recent work being done on covered bridges or under design. If you are aware of any projects not included here, please notify us at nspcb@yahoo.com so they can be added.

For earlier entries, see the list of major covered bridge projects since 2010.pdf file

California Maine New Hampshire Pennsylvania
Illinois Maryland New York Québec
Indiana Michigan Ohio Vermont
Kentucky New Brunswick Oregon West Virginia

World Guide Number     Last Updated
 
California
   
CA/05-04-01

Honey Run Bridge
Bridgeport, CA

Fundraising to replace the Honey Run Bridge lost on November 8, 2018 during the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County in northern California continues. On July 17th the group accepted a $225,000 donation from the contractors who cleaned up the ridge after the fire - Sukut Construction, Pacific States Environmental Contractors and Goodfellow Brothers. Checks and inquiries regarding donations may be sent to: Honey Run Covered Bridge Association, P.O. Box 5201, Chico, CA 95927.

Fundraising underway July 20, 2020
CA/05-29-01

 Bridgeport Bridge
Bridgeport, CA

The project involves raising the structure 18 inches, replacing deteriorated timbers, adding new siding and roof and inserting a steel support system inside the bridge. The suspension cables currently supporting the structure will be removed. The project is expected to be completed late 2020. For detailed updates, visit http://southyubariverstatepark.org/.

Construction underway July 20, 2020
 
Illinois
   
IN/14-17-01

Red Bridge
Bureau County, IL

On April 10, a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation announced that “Red Covered Bridge in Bureau County will be closed for repairs starting on Monday, April 13, 2020.” The single-span Howe truss bridge was built in 1863. On May 12th, the Bureau County Republican reported that the decking and I-beams under it are being replaced.

Repairs Underway July 20, 2020
 
Indiana
   
IN/14-17-01

Spencerville Bridge
Dekalb County, IN

The bridge has been closed since October 2018 after an inspection found rotting timbers under a portion of the span. In early 2020, the Friends of the Spencerville Covered Bridge are raised funds towards repairs and bids were requested. The contract was awarded to R.G. Zachrich for $269,000. On June 28th, the NSPCB donated fire retardant towards the project. The project is scheduled to be completed by April 15, 2021.

Repairs Beginning Soon November 11, 2020
IN/14-23-02

Cades Mill Bridge
Fountain County, IN

The bridge was stabilized by Dan Collom and Co. in December 2019. The Fountain County Historical Committee is raising funds for complete repairs estimated at $150,000. NSPCB has pledged $10,000 towards the project.

Repairs Planned, Fundraising Underway April 4, 2020
IN/14-36-04 Medora Bridge
Jackson County, IN

A security system has been added to the 1875 bridge which includes six night vision security cameras, which can be viewed remotely, and four custom lantern-style LED lights to light up the bridge at night. The cameras operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are able to see the entire bridge, the parking lot and out to the entrance.

Security System Added July 20, 2020
IN/14-54-01 Darlington Bridge
Montgomery County, IN

Renovation work continues on the 1868 Howe truss bridge. The local nonprofit organization Darlington Forever received funding from the Montgomery County Community Foundation towards the project. The $19,700 grant will be used to work on the northern abutment and the approach. Dan Collom will perform the work. Collom began by working on the trusses, putting on new siding and replacing the roof. NSPCB has donated $10,000 towards this project.

Repairs Underway November 11, 2020
 
Kentucky
   
KY/17-35-05

Grange City Bridge
Fleming County, KY

After spring flooding badly damaged an already crumbling abutment causing the bridge to drop a couple feet, Graton Associates were hired to perform emergency repairs. The bridge was stabilized on July 1, 2020 and underwent additional repairs in the fall of 2020. A full restoration of the bridge is still needed.

Repairs Underway November 11, 2020
 
Maine
   
ME/19-08-P06

Trout Brook Bridge
Alna, ME

The former Moose Brook Bridge of Gorham, NH has been rebuilt for the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum of Alna, Maine. The project was funded by a grant from the National Park Service managed by the NSPCB and constructed by Barns and Bridges of New England. The bridge has been moved to its permanent location and is expected to be open to rail traffic in 2021.

Construction Completed July 20, 2020
 
Maryland
   
 
Michigan
   
MI/22-34-01#2

Whites Bridge
Ionia County, MI

The replica of White's Bridge has been completed and is now open to traffic.

Construction Completed in June 2020 July 20, 2020
MI/22-75-01

Langley Bridge
St. Joseph County, MI

On October 7, 2020, the St. Joseph County road commissioners received word that the Southwest Bridge Council has allocated $760,000 toward the project. Earlier they received $750,000 toward rehabilitation of the bridge. The project, estimated to cost $2 million plus expenses for engineering, design and inspection, is planned for 2023.

Repairs planned in 2023 October 10, 2020
 
Minnesota
   
MN/23-25-01

Zumbrota Bridge
Goodhue County, MN

Minnesota's only remaining historic covered bridge fell victim to Mother Nature on February 24, 2019 after huge amounts of snow from a winter storm caused the roof to collapse. On December 11, 2019, KTTC-TV reported that repairs are complete. The project cost about $300,000.

Repairs Complete December 11, 2019
 
New Brunswick
   
NB/55-03-03

Flume Ridge or Magaguadavic River #7 Bridge
Charlotte County, NB

In early January, Patrick Toth reported that staging has been erected around the Flume Ridge Covered Bridge. Since then photos of the staging have appeared on Facebook. We do not yet have details of the repairs.

Repairs Underway April 4, 2020
NB/55-06-15

Milkish Inlet #1 or Bayswater Bridge
Kings County, NB

 Timber Restoration Services is working on the bridge to raise the weight restriction to 30 tons. The outcome of this project will help determine how they move forward for other weight restricted covered bridges that have an important connection to the local road network.

Repairs Underway October 10, 2020
 
New Hampshire
   
NH/29-02-01

Groveton Bridge
Coös County, NH

Repairs have been made to the 1852 bridge, thanks to a $10,000 Moose Plate grant approved on December 18, 2019. The repairs included: removing and replacing all the clapboards on the north end of the bridge, removing and replacing at least one strut on the bridge’s downstream side; and removing and replacing at least half of the boards on south-end gable. Painting will include a prime and two coats of matching white paint, plus pressure washing and painting the interior, except for decking.

Repairs Completed October 10, 2020
NH/29-07-03

Bement Bridge
Bradford, NH

The bridge will be rehabilitated through the NH Bridge Program by Neil H. Daniels, Inc. of Ascutney, Vermont. The project, designed by Hoyle, Tanner Associates of Manchester, NH, will include replacement of the failing north abutment, repairs to the south abutment, a new bridge deck and repairs necessary to restore the 6 ton weight limit. The bridge will also be raised 6 inches.

Repairs Underway July 20, 2020
 
New York
   
NY/32-61-??

 Wyoming County

The County is planning to replace a metal Pratt truss bridge over Cayuga Creek on Schoellkopf Road southeast of Cowelsville. At this time, they are looking at replacing it with a Pratt truss covered timber bridge. The metal bridge is to be moved to a county park. We will share more information as it becomes available. The metal bridge replaced this covered bridge known as the Mosier Bridge around 1933.

Construction Planned July 20, 2020
 
North Carolina
   
NC/33-18-01

Bunker Hill Bridge
Catawba County

On April 20, 2018, the Historical Association of Catawba County advertised for bids to repair damage to slopes and an abutment of the Bunker Hill Bridge, the last remaining Haupt truss covered bridge. In late February 2019, Arnold M. Grāton Associates constructed a metal truss and inserted it inside the bridge to support it while working on the abutment and slopes. The work was completed in December 2019.

Repairs Complete December 2019
 
Ohio
   
OH/35-04-19

Harpersfield Bridge 
Ashtabula County, OH

In 2016, county engineers proposed to replace the bridge with a new one. Due to strong opposition, a major renovation is now being proposed. The intent is to maintain the single lane configuration; removal, rehabilitate and restore the steel truss span; rehabilitate the wooden truss in-place including the addition of steel under-floor support beams; add a pedestrian walkway to the upstream side; replace both abutments and replace the existing 4 steel and 2 concrete piers with new concrete piers.

 Repairs planned April 4, 2020
OH/35-56-18

 Knowlton or Long Bridge 
Monroe County, OH

Monroe County commissioners have decided to replace the covered bridge which partially collapsed in July 2019. A second span collapsed in June 2020. The article did not indicate if the entire bridge was to be replaced, or only the collapsed spans. A draft of the revised bridge design is expected in early July.

 Repairs planned July 20, 2020
OH/35-84-27
Hune Bridge
Washington County, OH

A creeping landslip on the southeastern bank of the Little Muskingum River developed between January 5 and 6, 2020 following wet weather. The April 9, 2020 County Commissioner’s meeting minutes noted that they approved funding for Woolpert, Inc. to prepare a study of needed repairs.

Repairs planned July 20, 2020
 
Oregon
   
OR/37-20-17#2 Unity Bridge
Lane County, OR

This bridge near Lowell was closed to traffic throughout much of July and part of August 2020.  It received unknown repairs and a new paint job from Lane County staff.

Repairs Completed October 10, 2020
 
Pennsylvania
   
PA/38-06-07 Dreibelbis Bridge
Berks County, PA

The project included replacement of the concrete-encased stone abutments with new concrete abutments and replacement of the historic timber floor support system with steel beams. The structural components were relocated to Lancaster County Timber Frames in York, Pennsylvania where the crew fabricated replacement timbers for the pieces which were too badly rotted or damaged to re-use. The timbers were returned to the bridge site, reassembled and trusses placed across the river on June 1 & 2, 2020.  A dedication ceremony was held on August 21.

Repairs Completed October 10, 2020
PA/38-09-05 South Perkasie Bridge
Bucks County, PA

Perkasie Borough, the Bucks County Covered Bridge Society and Perkasie Historical Society combined efforts to raise $100,000 to qualify for a matching Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grant for repairs to the bridge. The $100,000 grant was awarded on September 9, 2020.

Repairs Planned October 10, 2020
PA/38-39-01 Bogert's Bridge
Allentown, PA

Approximately $1.165 million has been raised so far towards the project to restore the bridge. An estimated $1.5 million is needed to fully restore the bridge.

Fundraising Underway April 4, 2020
PA/38-54-01 Zimmerman’s Bridge
Schuylkill County, PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is designing repairs to address numerous structural concerns. Some structural timbers will need to be replaced including portions of the lower chord and ends of arches. Some timbers can be spliced with new material while others need to be completely replaced. A combination timber and steel floor system which was installed during earlier repairs is intended to be removed and replaced with an all wood system. 

Repairs Planned April 4, 2020
PA/38-56-02 Packsaddle Bridge
Somerset County

The bridge was closed for repairs done by Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance Inc. of Everett, Pennsylvania. According to the November 22, 2019 County Commissioners Meeting Minutes, the company bid $120,435.50 for the job. The project was funded through a State-issued Multimodal Transportation Fund grant with matching funds from the county. The 48-foot-long multiple kingpost bridge was built in 1870 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. On May 7th, the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reported that the work was complete, and the bridge was open to traffic.

Repairs Completed July 20, 2020
PA/38-60-01#2 Millmont or Red Bridge
Union County, PA

On July 7, 2020, Union County Commissioners voted to contract with Larson Design Group to design repairs for this bridge estimated at $163,231. The bridge was rebuilt by Lycoming Supply Inc. of Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 2010. More than 50% of the bridge’s truss system was replaced at that time. On March 18, 2016, PennDOT and Union County engineers decided to close bridge deeming it unsafe for vehicle traffic. They had been watching the bridge for the previous year due to concerns for structural problems.

Repairs Planned July 20, 2020
 
Québec
   
QC/61-02-05
Pont Leclerc
Abitibi - Témiscamingue Region, QC

On March 3, 2020, the Quebec government announced that they will invest $135,133,000 by 2022 to maintain and improve its road network in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Included among the 61 projects are repairs to this 1927 single-span covered bridge northwest of the town of La Sarre. No details of the work were included in the press release.

Work planned April 4, 2020
QC/61-06-01
Pont Perrault
Chaudière - Appalaches Region, QC

The municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Pins will be requesting a $50,000 grant to prepare renovation plans and specifications for repairs to this bridge. It has been closed to all traffic and pedestrians since February 2018. Prior studies have evaluated the needs of the bridge and the results of these studies will be used to prepare plans and specifications. They are targeting to have the bridge open again at the beginning of 2021.

Work planned April 4, 2020
QC/61-13-03
Pont Bordeleau
Mauricie Region, QC

More than two years after being closed to traffic, the Ministère des Transports du Québec has decided that the bridge will be replaced with a new structure. The covered bridge will be moved off the road and turned over to the municipality. It is expected that the bridge will eventually be turned into a rest stop with picnic tables.

Work planned April 4, 2020
QC/61-40-04
Pont Caron
Chaudière - Appalaches Region, QC

Repairs to the Pont Caron were completed in December 2019 and it is now open to traffic. A number of structural timbers were replaced and some spliced with new pieces. Headache bars have been added near the portals. The bridge, which used to be gray, has now been painted red.

Work Completed April 4, 2020
QC/61-53-01
Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge
Mansfield et Pontefract, QC

The bridge was closed for safety reasons in May 2014 after a structural evaluation. A repair project began in April 2018 and has progressed slowly since then. The original expected completion date of April 2020 will be extended.

Work Underway March 3, 2020
 
Vermont
   
VT/45-03-07
Randall Bridge
Lyndon, VT

Bridge closed to all traffic and use. Rehabilitation of the bridge for use as a pedestrian and trail (snowmobile) crossing. Rehabilitation design by DuBois & King, Inc. Work to include repair to roof framing, trusses, floor framing, concrete abutments, and approach pathway.

Conceptual design complete March 31, 2015
VT/45-14-13
Lincoln Bridge
Windsor County, VT

The bridge was closed in May 2019 after a driver hauling a landscaping excavator too tall for the bridge took out support beams the entire length of the bridge. It has been repaired and was reopened to traffic in mid-December 2019.

Repairs Complete December 19, 2019
 
West Virginia
   
WV/48-01-02

 Carrollton Bridge
Carrollton, WV

The bridge received extensive damage from an arson fire on August 10, 2017. Repairs are being designed by the West Virginia DOT.

Project in Design March 2018