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The Newest Old Covered Bridge

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2018
1. The Newest Old Covered Bridge Marker
(picture brightened)
Inscription. The newest Old Covered Bridge in the world, built 1975. "The Park's Beginning" was 100 feet upstream where the original Knoebels Groves Covered Bridge and old swimming hole were located. That bridge was replaced by the modern highway bridge in 1940.
 
Erected by Knoebels.
 
Location. 40° 52.738′ N, 76° 30.233′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Touch for map. Marker is on the Lawrence L. Knoebel Covered Bridge, facing inward, in Knoebels Amusement Park, near the Birthday Pavilion and Grand Carousel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 391 Knoebels Boulevard, Elysburg PA 17824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Carousel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Grand Carousel (within shouting distance of this marker); Swimming Hole (within shouting distance of this marker); Character Cutouts (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck (about 600 feet away); Knoebels Wurlitzer 165 Organ (about 600 feet away); Stein & Goldstein Carousel (about 600 feet away); Catawissa Friends Meeting (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
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The Newest Old Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2018
2. The Newest Old Covered Bridge Marker
Marker is at the center of the bridge, facing inward, on the roof support post. View is south towards the 1940 bridge, Knoebels Road. Refer to the Swimming Hole marker to see this covered bridge. This is Roaring Creek and is the county line. Unfortunately I noticed this marker near the end of the day. Picture brightened. Heavy foot traffic makes it difficult to catch a wide clear shot of the marker.

1. Knoebels Amusement Resort. (Submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Knoebels Amusement Resort - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsParks & Recreational Areas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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