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Stillwater Covered Bridge HDR

(Pa. 19-21) Burr Arch design. Stillwater bridge is located on Big Fishing Creek in the village of Stillwater. It is located on Twp. Rte. 629, east of Pa. Rte. 487 four miles east of Benton, Pa. The bridges length is 151 feet and a width of 15 feet 3 inches, it is only open to foot traffic. The structure is owned and maintained by the County.

The cost of the bridge to build in the year of 1849 was $1,124 and built by James McHenry, whose family was among the first to settle in the Stillwater area. The Columbia county commissioners took over the bridge and in 1959 decided to keep and maintain the bridge for all time in memory of all Columbia Counties covered bridges.. I would just hope someone would remove the eye sore barriers they have put up at each end of the bridge. There has got to be a better way to stop traffic from entering the bridge. I do believe this distracts from the beauty of this historic site. ....


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Taken on February 23, 2007