Covered Bridges of Washington County

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THE SPROWLS BRIDGE

Stream          Rocky Run
Truss Type      Kingpost
Length          27 ft., 6 in.
Width           12 ft., 7 in.
Builder         unknown
Year            1875
Ownership       County

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The Sprowls is located in a secluded rural valley on a gravel township road. With a tin-covered gable roof, vertical siding on the walls and portals, it is painted barn red inside and out. The bridge reveals square windows cut into the sidewalls in addition to the narrow openings under the eaves. The Sprowls has a deck of crosswise planking and rests on stone-and-mortar abutments reinforced with concrete. It has stone-and-mortar wingwalls capped with concrete. This is another covered bridge whose history remains unknown. The Sprowls bridge is included every fall in the annual Covered Bridge Festival.

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