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Buttonwood Covered Bridge - Pennsylvania

 


Just a stone's throw away from US 15 and PA 284 in the hills of Buttonwood is the Buttonwood Covered Bridge. Built in 1898 and restored in 1998, this 74 foot long covered multiple Kingpost through truss designed covered bridge is just one of a handful of covered bridges found throughout Lycoming County. Due to its historic nature, the Buttonwood Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 24, 1980. Local legend states that this covered bridge had once washed downstream on the Blockhouse Creek during a major flood, and that after the water receded, the bridge was hauled back to its original site by horses. The Buttonwood Covered Bridge is in a rural area, surrounded by farms, serene hillsides and a sawmill. But due to its proximity to US 15, it's an easy detour off of the exit for PA 284 to see the bridge, by heading north from the exit and going onto Covered Bridge Road.


Approaching the Buttonwood Covered Bridge.

Inside the covered bridge.

An older weight restriction sign for the bridge.

Side profile of the Buttonwood Covered Bridge.

A scenic barn and US 15 can be seen from the covered bridge.



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Sources and Links:
Bridgehunter.com - Buttonwood Covered Bridge 38-41-01
Pennsylvania Covered Bridges - Lycoming County
Valley Girl Views - Buttonwood Covered Bridge



Update Log:
November 23, 2021 - Crossposted to Quintessential Pennsylvania (https://quintessentialpa.blogspot.com/2021/11/buttonwood-covered-bridge.html)

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