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Columbia County has 23 covered bridges, the third highest total in Pennsylvania, which also turns out to be the third highest in the United States and also the world. This is the world’s only twin covered bridge, East and West Paden, in Forks. The oldest bridge in the county is the Wanich, built in 1844 and sitting just north of Buckhorn, while the second oldest is also the longest at 185 feet in Rupert, but it has an asterisk because they put two piers under it so it could continue to withstand the punishment and weight of vehicle traffic. So, the title of the longest free-standing covered bridge went to Stillwater at 157 feet. It’s these kinds of details and, well, just the bridges themselves that have led people to come and visit them by the busloads, or just on their own, making the bridges a huge part of tourism in Columbia County. We’ll have their history and more Wednesday night at 6:30 and 9:30 right here on SECV8’s In Your Neighborhood, exclusively on Service Electric Cablevision.0


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