Huntingdon County Commissioners, Huntingdon County
Huntingdon County Bridge No. 8 (known as St. Mary’s Covered Bridge) is located on Covered Bridge Road over Shade Creek in Cromwell Township.
This project involved the rehabilitation and preservation of the only remaining covered bridge in Huntingdon County. Repair and stabilization of the existing bridge components, with a focus on maintaining the historic character of this bridge, made up the general scope for this project. The repairs were made using in-kind materials and detailing similar to the original structure.
Preserving the original character of the structure while replacing deteriorated members made this project challenging. An interesting component of this project was preparing the main truss components by chipping and sanding paint while preserving the carved graffiti which in some instances was very old.
[Brian Moore] has kept me informed every step of the way on the front lines of this project. With this being my first project and me still being on a huge learning curve, that speaks volumes about Keller Engineers and Brian’s commitment to your customers. Chuck Case, Manager Falls Creek Borough, Jefferson County