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West Paden Bridge
Forks, PA - Columbia County
Photo of West Paden Bridge
Photo of West Paden Bridge

Photo of West Paden Bridge Portal
Photo of West Paden Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Central
County:  Columbia
Town:  Fishing Creek
Locality:  Forks
Position - Lat: 
N 41 06.324
W 76 21.583
Bridge Carries:  Fishing Creek Road
Bridge Crosses:  Hungington Creek
Bridge Traffic:  Pedestrian
Truss Type:  Queenpost
Year Built:  1850
Builder:  W.C. Pennington
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  79 Ft.
Width: 15 Ft. 0 In.
Posted Load: Unknown
Posted Vertical Clearance: Unknown
World Guide No.: 38-19-10
National Register of Historic Places Date:

The West Paden Bridge is a single Burr Arch with a total length of 103 feet. This covered bridge is closed to traffic, it is a foot trail leading to a park. The West Paden bridge crosses Huntington Creek and is a twin to the East Paden bridge. This historic bridge is an was built in 1850, and is located in Forks.

Difficult to photograph from sides in summer with dense forest. Portals easy, no traffic.

In large parking lot off main highway.

Truss / Arch

Photo of West Paden Bridge Truss

Location Map

Location map of West Paden Bridge

Four miles northeast of PA93 at Orangeville on PA487 then right on SR1029 and right to the bridges.

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