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Wertz's Covered Bridge

Wertz's (Red) Covered Bridge


From an age long ago, Wertz's Red Bridge stands as the longest single span covered bridge in Pennsylvania. Stretching 204 feet across the Tulpehocken Creek, it serves as a link between Bern and Spring Townships. It was erected in 1867 using the Burr Arch-Truss construction design. In 1979, the bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Also at the Heritage Center is the Gruber Wagon Works, C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, Deppen Cemetery, Melcher's Grist Mill, the Salad and Herb Garden, and the Reeser Farm House.

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