COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVALS

 

Festivals are held annually at many sites in Pennsylvania, often in conjunction with craft shows. The most popular bridge festival is the Washington-Greene Counties' Covered Bridge Festival held on the third weekend in September at 10 bridge sites. This year will mark its 40th annual festival. The Bucks County Covered Bridge Festival in October is held in conjunction with the Central Bucks Bicycle Club Annual Covered Bridges Ride. Kreidersville Covered Bridge in Northampton County has a festival in June, and this year in October the 29th Annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival in Columbia-Montour Counties will take place at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

 

 

 

COVERED BRIDGE DRIVING TOURS

 

Besides booklets from Pennsylvania state information centers, Web sites list driving tours and/or downloadable pamphlets.

 

 

 

COVERED BRIDGE SOCIETIES

 

Nearly every state that has a covered bridge also has a supporting society. Societies provide publications informing members about news related to their state's bridges. The most well-known covered bridge society in Pennsylvania is the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society. Meetings are held monthly, mostly around Lancaster. In May of this year, the Burr Society will provide a covered bridge "safari" in Lancaster County for all interested bridge enthusiasts.

 

 

 

COVERED BRIDGE WEBSITES

 

Many Web sites for Pennsylvania and its nearby states provide history and photographs of covered bridges.

 

  • www.dalejtravis.com: Dale Travis Round Barns and Covered Bridges is an excellent Web site providing detailed information about all covered bridges in the United States and Canada.
  • www.lostbridges.org: Covered Spans of Yesteryear. A history book in itself, readers will see photos and historical information on all existing and lost covered bridges in the United States and Canada.
  • www.pacoveredbridges.com: Pennsylvania Covered Bridges Web site includes a photo album of many of Pennsylvania's existing bridges.
  • www.mdcoveredbridges.com: Maryland Covered Bridges provides a history of all of Maryland's bygone bridges in addition to today's still-standing bridges.
  • www.virtualvermont.com/coveredbridges/index.html: Vermont Covered Bridges includes many unique covered bridge structures.
  • www.nh.gov/nhdhr/bridges/table.html: New Hampshire Covered Bridges offers more photos and details about some of New England's most beautiful covered bridges.

 

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