Rupert Covered Bridge
A Popular Route for Travelers
The Battered Bridge
The bridge has survived several major floods including the 1904 Ice Jam Flood and the 1972 Flood of Tropical Storm Agnes and the impact of numerous automobile accidents in the interior of the structure. On September 22, 1994 the bridge was closed to all traffic due to its deteriorated condition. The bridge was reopened to traffic on June 25, 2001 following rehabilitation. The walls and roof are still self-supported, with a new load-bearing modern bridge constructed underneath.
What Keeps a Bridge Standing?
The bridge is a Burr Arch Truss which has been strengthened with steel l-Beams. The Burr Arch Truss is a combination of an arch and a multiple
Rupert Bridge, 1963
Year Built: 1847
Waterway: Fishing Creek
Builder: Jesse M. Beard
Erected by The Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
Location. 40° 58.904′ N, 76° 28.34′ W. Marker is in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is on Covered Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomsburg PA 17815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Rupert Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Inhabitants Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort McClure
Also see . . . Rupert Covered Bridge. (Submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.