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Bridges Under Repair

Last updated November 23, 2022

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. The first task, building the new abutments and piers has been completed.  Future progress will start when money is available. Checks and inquiries regarding donations may be sent to: Honey Run Covered Bridge Association, P.O. Box 5201, Chico, CA 95927.

Fundraising underway November 23, 2022
 
Illinois
   
 
Indiana
   
IN/14-21-01

Longwood Bridge
Fayette County, IN

The project is primarily repairing or replacing components constructed when the bridge was relocated in 1984. The bottom chord added at that time was not as substantial as the one originally constructed by the Kennedy’s a hundred years earlier and is being replaced. End posts and arch ends will also be replaced. While the structure is raised for those repairs, the abutments will be replaced. They were also not suitable for the structure and are failing as a result. Finally, a donation of fire retardant has been requested. They hope to complete the work by Christmas 2022.

Repairs Underway November 23, 2022
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. Donation checks towards the project should be made out to Western Indiana Community Foundation and sent to them at P.O. Box 75, Covington, IN 47932. Be sure to note that it is for the Cades Mill Bridge project.

Repairs Planned, Fundraising Underway November 23, 2022
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.

Bridge stabilized.  Awaiting funding for repairs. November 11, 2022
 
Maine
   
 
Maryland
   
 
Michigan
   
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, 2022
 
New Brunswick
   
NB/55-06-24

Smithtown or Hammond River #3 Bridge
Kings County, NB

The bridge is receiving a new roof, siding and some truss repairs.  Work will likely be completed during the winter.

Repairs Underway November 23, 2022
 
New Hampshire
   
NH/29-02-08

Whittier Bridge
Carroll County, NH

The project to put the bridge back over the river is expected to be completed around the end of November 2022.

Repairs Nearly Complete November 23, 2022
 
New York
   
 
North Carolina
   
 
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 was 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 Underway November 23, 2022
OH/35-14-11 &
OH/35-36-06 

Lynchburg Bridge
Clinton & Highland Counties

The Righter Company has removed and replaced damaged members, salvaged existing members as much as possible, all while using authentic original construction methods. The bridge has been moved back over the river and received new decking. The new roof remains to be completed. They expect the project to be completed by mid-December.

Repairs Underway November 23, 2022
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. The county plans to use timber from a county-owned lot for the repairs which may go out to bid in spring 2023.

 Repairs planned November 23, 2022
 
Oregon
   
OR/37-22-03#2 Shimanek Bridge
Lane County, OR

The bridge was moved off of its abutments so it’s piers and approaches could be reconstructed. While the bridge was on dry land, its lower chords were replaced. Due to the difficulty of obtaining new Douglas fir timbers of sufficient size for the job, they were replaced by glulam beams. The upper chords and diagonal timbers also needed some repair due to decay. The entire truss was tuned to a desired camber and chemically fumigated to minimize future insect damage. Once back over the river, new siding was added and then the new roof. Due to slow supply chain issues and difficulties finding enough skilled laborers, the completion date was moved to late November. 

Repairs Nearly Complete November 23, 2022
 
Pennsylvania
   
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 November 23, 2022
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 November 23, 2022
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/61-06-01
Pont Perrault
Chaudière - Appalaches Region, QC

The municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Pins is contacting local businesses to help fund the 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 end of 2021.

Work planned April 4, 2021
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
 
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