Located in Morgan Township, the Cox Farm Covered Bridge spans Ruff Creek. At just shy of 32 feet long, it is the shortest of Greene County, Pennsylvania’s seven covered bridges.
Constructed in 1943, the name of the builder of this Kingpost truss bridge is unknown. Wooden bridges were typically not built later than the mid-1920s since more modern materials were available. However, since this bridge was constructed during World War II when steel was scarce, wood was chosen for this one. The bridge was restored in 2013 with grant funding, and it now has five steel beams to support heavy traffic loads.
Listed as Lippincott Covered Bridge when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the bridge is named as part of a historic collection called the “Covered Bridges of Washington and Greene Counties.”
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February 15th, 2023
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