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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Visiting the Thomas Covered Bridge in Indiana County

Thomas Covered Bridge in Indiana County

Indiana County in Pennsylvania has 4 covered bridges that were constructed in the late 1800's through the early 1900's. The four bridges are: Thomas, Harmon, Trusal, and Kintersburg. All four are within easy driving distance from one another. The Thomas Covered Bridge is the ONLY one that is still in operation today.

All four of the bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Thomas Bridge is number PA-32-02 and is located at 280 Thomas Covered Bridge Road in Indiana Pennsylvania. Use that address in your GPS and driving directions should pop right up. 

Thomas Covered Bridge in Indiana County

The bridge was built in 1879 and rebuilt in 1998. Truss type: Town Lattice with a bridge length of 75 feet. The builder was Amos Thomas and the bridge spans across the Crooked Creek. It is the longest of the Indiana County covered bridges. 

This one is still in operation today so you will see traffic using it. I recommend pulling down past the bridge and off to the side of the road. Make sure you watch for oncoming traffic if you're getting out to photograph it. It's NOT a heavily trafficed area...used mostly by locals and tourists who are taking the covered bridge tour.

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