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Bedford County Covered Bridge Driving Tour

Bedford, PA 15522-1320
+1 814-623-1771
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Interesting Tour

I printed out the directions for 9 bridges from Bedford Village as a starting point. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Photobugchris
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Apollo, Pennsylvania
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We loved the drive and the bridges

This is a fun drive. We wanted to take our time and enjoy the bridges and some other things along... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Luvtravels33
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Bedford County is blessed with 14 covered bridges. Built approximately 100 years ago by craftsmen who worked almost entirely by hand, these structures withstand the rain, snow and hard use of the traveling public. The county's bridges range in length from the 136 foot Herline Bridge near Manns Choice, PA to the 56 foot Palo Alto bridge south of Hyndman. Twelve spans are Burr-truss bridges, named after their designer, Theodore Burr. These bridges are held in place by a set of trusses that interact with the arch that spans the length of the bridges, creating added strength. A lot of people ask, "Why did they cover the bridges?". One answer is that wooden bridges with exposed superstructures can rot ... covering and roofing them protects them from the weather so they'll last longer.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bedford, PA 15522-1320
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I printed out the directions for 9 bridges from Bedford Village as a starting point. Most of the directions were point on, while I missed bridges entirely with others. Whether signs were covered behind foliage, or roads were not marked, I know I missed one...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun drive. We wanted to take our time and enjoy the bridges and some other things along the way, so we took a couple of days and visited all 14 bridges. We were able to find all of the bridges fairly easily...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Unfortunately we only had a few hours to spare while driving from Pittsburgh PA to Washington DC, but this partial tour was well worth the time. If you like this sort of historical architecture you will love these bridges, and the countryside is absolutely beautiful....More

Thank Wayne W
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is one of my favorite driving tours. Get the Bedford County Information booklet. The directions are perfect. Never got lost & found another of my favorite spots in Bedford on my first tour.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We did this scavenger hunt as Family Fun. With a little help from GPS and WAZ we found four. If you find Colvin Covered Bridge (our favorite) you are near a buffalo farm.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This was a nice day trip. The directions that are on line were spot on and made for some nice sight-seeing. Kudos to the county for including this on their website!

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Quaint covered bridges abound. You may find old grist mills too. Pick up a brochure or go to the website for self guided covered bridge tours.

Thank Moviestar77
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I would have to be a lot more bored than I've ever been to "take this tour." I have seen nearly all the bridges on individual excursions. One or two covered bridges would last me a lifetime just not enough variety to travel such a...More

Thank jwhisker12
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Single lane old wooden bridge. Beautiful location over a river with beautiful scenery. Nice place to take pictures and think of a wooden bridge that still works over a 100 years old.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Lots of fun seeing covered bridges, some you could drive through. Great drive through the country side of PA

Thank Patricia W
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Mike H
14 August 2018|
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Response from Luvtravels33 | Reviewed this property |
The Bedford County website has information. You can also get a printed brochure at the Visitor's Center in Bedford. The Visitor's Center also has a book with information on covered bridges throughout Pennsylvania.
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Hock57
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Response from philyfanstukinmi | Reviewed this property |
There are two just off the turnpike at the Bedford exit. Claras in the travelodge is american diner kinda food well prepared and there is Eds Steakhouse. Also in downtown Bedford there are places.
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