Schellsburg in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bedford Co. Bridge #15
Colvin Covered Bridge
Rehabilitated in 1996
Co. Commissioners: Norma C. Ickes, Chairperson; Dick M. Rice; Gary W. Ebersole
Co. Engineer: P. Joseph Lehman, Inc.
Contractor: Kee Ta Qyah Construction
History of the Bridge
Constructed around 1880, the Colvin Covered Bridge is one of Bedford County's oldest remaining covered bridges. The original builder of this structure which spans the Shawnee Creek was J. H. Thompson. This bridge is one of only two multiple king post covered bridges in the county.
Location. 40° 2.274′ N, 78° 39.267′ W. Marker is in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Mill Road 0.9 miles from Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schellsburg PA 15559, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Log Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forbes Camp (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shawnee Cabins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service (approx. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (approx. 1.4 miles away); William Frazier (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jacob Kinsey (Kintzy) Homestead (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schellsburg.
Also see . . . Bedford County's webpage for the Colvin Covered Bridge. Has a photo of the bridge prior to restoration. (Submitted on June 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,142 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.