Pennsylvania is home to more than 200 historic covered bridges ranging from 24 feet long to nearly 300 feet in length. But, have you ever wondered which covered bridges in PA are the longest?
If you have, I’ve got you covered here with the 10 longest covered bridges in Pennsylvania.
(Note: This list only contains historic covered bridges that are standing at the time of publication and are publically accessible. Covered bridge length can be a topic for debate and some bridges have several different lengths listed in different sources. I have done my best to make sure this list is as accurate as possible.)
10. Colemanville Covered Bridge
Colemanville Covered Bridge is the first of three covered bridges in Lancaster County to make this list. It is 170 feet long.
Colemanville Covered Bridge can be found near Pequea and crosses high above Pequea Creek. It was originally built in 1856. After being damaged several times by floodwaters, the bridge was raised high above the creek in the 1990s.
This is not only one of the longest of Lancaster County’s covered bridges but also one of the most beautiful.
9. Hillsgrove Covered Bridge
Hillsgrove Covered Bridge is one of three historic covered bridges in Sullivan County, PA. And, at 171 feet in length, it is the ninth longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
This bridge crosses Loyalsock Creek near the popular Worlds End State Park. It was originally built in the 1850s and has been repaired many times in recent years due to flooding.
Interestingly, this bridge was the first covered bridge in the United States to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
8. Dreibelbis Covered Bridge
Dreibelbis Covered Bridge is located near I-78 in the northern Berks County community of Lenhartsville, PA. It is one of five historic covered bridges in Berks County and the second-longest of the bridges found there.
Dreibelbis Covered Bridge is 172 feet long and crosses Maiden Creek. It was built in 1872.
7. Dellville Covered Bridge
Dellville Covered Bridge is the seventh longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania, coming in at 174 feet in length. It is the longest of the 14 covered bridges in Perry County, PA.
Dellville Covered Bridge was originally built in 1889 over Sherman Creek. Sadly, it was burned to the ground by arsonists in 2014. However, it was beautifully rebuilt using the original locations and specifications and reopened in 2019.
Today, it is one of the most beautiful spots in Perry County.
6. Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge
Coming in at number eight, we have Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge. This covered bridge is listed at 180 feet in length, making it the longest covered bridge entirely within Lancaster County.
This bridge is located near both Route 30 and Route 222 in the north-central portion of the county. It crosses the Conestoga River.
Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge was originally built in 1843 but was destroyed by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Fortunately, it was rebuilt the following year.
5. Rupert Covered Bridge
Of the 21 covered bridges in Columbia County, PA, none are longer than Rupert Covered Bridge in Bloomsburg.
Rupert Covered Bridge is 185 feet long and crosses Fishing Creek near its confluence with the Susquehanna River. It’s unique for being directly adjacent to a railroad track.
This bridge was built in 1847 and is in excellent condition today.
4. Pine Grove Covered Bridge
Pine Grove Covered Bridge is the fourth-longest covered bridge in PA and crosses 198 feet over Octoraro Creek. The bridge spans two counties and is the longest covered bridge in both Chester County and Lancaster County.
Pine Grove Covered Bridge was originally built in 1884 and is one of the southernmost covered bridges in the state. It is a popular spot for fishing and kayaking.
This is the longest covered bridge in PA that you can still drive across.
3. Wertz’s Covered Bridge
Wertz’s Covered Bridge is located on the grounds of the Berks County Heritage Center and is 204 feet in length. This bridge was originally built in 1867 and is the longest covered bridge in Berks County.
Wertz’s Covered Bridge is no longer accessible to vehicles but visitors can walk or ride a bike across it while enjoying the Union Canal Trail and the Tulpehocken Creek.
2. Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge
Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge is the second-longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania at 205 feet in length. It is one of two historic covered bridges in Franklin County, PA.
Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge was originally constructed in 1849 and utilizes a Town truss, which is rare among PA covered bridges. It has been repaired several times over the years and was raised five feet in the 1970s to keep it high above the waters of the Conococheague Creek.
The bridge is located within Antrim Township Community Park near Greencastle, making it an easy spot to visit.
1. Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge
Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge is far and away the longest covered bridge in Pennsylvania coming in at a whopping 278 feet in length. While this pales in comparison to what was historically the longest covered bridge in PA (which was over a mile long over the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville), this is still an impressively long bridge and a wonder to see.
Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge is one of three covered bridges in Juniata County, PA, and it’s worth the effort to seek this spot out if you love historic spots. In fact, this bridge is so long that it’s hard to capture all of it in photos, so seeing it in person is definitely a great idea.
This bridge was originally built in 1870. It underwent a complete refurbishment in 2009 and is in great condition today. While you can’t drive across this bridge, it’s still a great spot to walk across and enjoy.