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Bells Mills Covered Bridge, West Newton, PA, Westmoreland County

Today we look at Bells Mills Covered Bridge in West Newton, PA, Westmoreland County. This is the one of the rare remaining covered bridges in Westmoreland County.Bells Mills Covered Bridge in Westmoreland County stood in for a covered bridge in Iowa in the classic Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood film, "Bridges of Madison County."
Coordinates: 40.21917, -79.71028 
Bells Mills Covered Bridge - Built in 1850 and located in West Newton, PA, Westmoreland County

Bells Mills Bridge is in perfect condition. They do a great job keeping it up, and it just looks spectacular.

It was a rainy day when we visited.
The bridge was built with the Burr Arch-Truss building style and it measures in at 107 feet long. This bridge is easily one of the best maintained in the state. Spectacular bridge. 
Not many covered bridges have I-Beam height blockers. While kind of an eyesore, I still wish every covered bridge has something like this, so the bridge is protected from oversized vehicles crossing. It is a good way to ensure that the structure remains intact, especially on a heavily used bridge like this one. 
This bridge crosses the Little Sewickley Creek
This is a really stunning bridge that is definitely worth a visit. 

1 comment :

  1. I grew up around there. I have a model of the bridge my dad built. Would like to see it in a museum. I saw the day a former road supervisor drove across the bridge with a load of stone. The bridge groaned and seemed to give a litlle then sprung back


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