Covered Bridges of Washington County

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THE WRIGHT/CERL BRIDGE

Stream          North Fork of Pigeon Creek
Truss Type      Kingpost
Length          26 ft.
Width           13 ft., 4 in.
Builder         unknown
Year            unknown
Ownership       County

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The Wright/Cerl Bridge has a tin-covered gable roof with vertical plank siding that is painted barn red inside and out. The deck, abutments, wingwalls, and timber supports resting in the stream are also typical of other Washington County covered bridges. It is located just a few miles east of the Kammerer exit off Interstate 70. This is the most easily visible of all the covered bridges in Washington County. With the exception of two, all of the kingposts in the truss system are sawed, indicating that the timbers from a previous bridge were used in the construction of this one, once again rendering the origin unknown.

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