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Josiah Hess Covered Bridge Columbia County

Just up the road from the East and West Paden Twin Covered Bridges in Columbia County, is the beautiful Josiah Hess Covered Bridge. This span crosses Huntington Creek, just upstream from the Twin Covered Bridges. Similar to the Twin Bridges, they have put in some picnic tables in the middle of the bridge, if you are looking for a bucolic and romantic place to have an afternoon picnic. 
The wooded and mountainous setting is immediately evident when you first lay your eyes on this bridge.
The bridge was built in 1875 and employs the use of the Burr Truss. It measures in at 105 feet. Another thing that is immediately noticeable about this bridge is that it appears to be much taller than most other covered bridges, reminiscent in height to Knapps Covered Bridge in Towanda.  
The bridge was restored and rededicated in 2005 and is truly a beautiful community asset. Columbia County takes such great pride in their 23 beautiful covered bridges.

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This covered bridge is well worth checking out on any tour of Columbia County's beautiful covered bridges. It is located a little more than half way between Knoebels Amusement Park and Ricketts Glen State Park, and it is well worth checking out while touring the beautiful countryside. 


East and West Paden Twin Covered Bridges Columbia County

Columbia County has so many covered bridges, but these two are just awesome. The East and West Paden Twin Covered Bridges are the only two remaining covered bridges that are setup in this practical manner. Instead of building one giant span, or connecting two spans with a bridge pier, they instead opted to build two smaller covered bridges off of each side of a middle bridge pier. 
The first and larger span, measuring in at 112 feet, is a rebuilt replica of the original bridge, which was built in 1884 and destroyed during a flood in 2006. 
The second span is one of the originals, dating back to 1884 with a 75 foot length. Here you can see how the other span is almost indistinguishable from the original span. 
The bridges and surrounding grounds are used as a beautiful picnic grove, with capacity for many in a bucolic setting.
The bridges are impeccably maintained and are truly an excellent place for a picnic.
Some of the surrounding picnic grounds, known as Twin Bridges County Park.
A view of the twins.
The bridges are named after John Paden, who operated a nearby sawmill. They were built by W.C. Pennington and employ the use of Queenpost construction. It crosses Huntington Creek. 
These two covered bridges are just awesome and we highly recommend checking them out if you are in the area.
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It is that time of year again and we have now released our 2020 Interesting Pennsylvania Calendar! If you enjoy our articles and content, be sure to support us and get one of our 2020 Pennsylvania Calendars.  It is available through this link.


2020 Pennsylvania Calendar

It is that time of year again and we have now released our 2020 Interesting Pennsylvania Calendar! 

Our 2020 Pennsylvania Wall Calendar features scenes from across the state, including views of Center City Philadelphia, Downtown Pittsburgh, Ricketts Glen State Park, Brady's Bend Overlook in Clarion County, Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, the Rockville Bridge across the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's Elk Herd, Erie's Waldameer Amusement Park, Lamb's Scenic Overlook in Bradford County, Freedom Falls in Venango County, Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh, and Koziar's Christmas Village in Berks County. The calendars open up to be 17 inches tall by 11 inches wide.

It makes for a great gift for someone or for yourself.
Also available is our book on Pennsylvania's historic amusement parks, Great Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Road Trip. It features Knoebels, Kennywood Park, Hersheypark, Dorney Park, Waldameer, DelGrosso's, Lakemont, Dutch Wonderland, Idlewild, and Conneaut Lake Park.

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