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Buttonwood Covered Bridge
Buttonwood Covered Bridge from US15.jpg
Buttonwood Covered Bridge and Blockhouse Creek, as seen from the northbound lane of US 15
Coordinates 41°30′36″N 77°07′48″W / 41.509894°N 77.130107°W / 41.509894; -77.130107
Carries Township 816
Crosses Blockhouse Creek
Locale Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States
Official name Buttonwood Covered Bridge
Named for village of Buttonwood
Maintained by Lycoming County
NBI Number 417215081601110
Design National Register of Historic Places
Total length 74.2 ft (22.6 m)
Width 14.4 ft (4.4 m)
Height 10.7 ft (3.3 m)
Load limit tons (2.7 t)
MPS Covered Bridges of Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming Counties TR
NRHP reference No. 80003569
Added to NRHP July 24, 1980
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The Buttonwood Covered Bridge is a covered bridge built in either 1878 or 1898 over Blockhouse Creek in Jackson Township, Lycoming County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It uses a queen post with king post truss and is 74 feet 2 inches (22.6 m) long. The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and had a major restoration in 1998. It is the shortest and most heavily used of the three covered bridges remaining in Lycoming County.


The following table is a comparison of published measurements of length, width and load recorded in different sources using different methods, as well as the structural type cited. The NBI measures bridge length between the "backwalls of abutments" or pavement grooves and the roadway width as "the most restrictive minimum distance between curbs or rails". The NRHP form measures length from "end post to end post", and was prepared by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), which surveyed county engineers, historical and covered bridge societies, and others for all the covered bridges in the commonwealth. The Evans visited every covered bridge in Pennsylvania in 2001 and measured each bridge's length (portal to portal) and width (at the portal) for their book. The data in Zacher's book was based on a 1991 survey of all covered bridges in Pennsylvania by the PHMC and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, aided by local government and private agencies. The article uses primarily the NBI and NRHP data, as they are national programs.

feet (m)
feet (m)
short tons (MT)
77 feet 6 inches (23.6 m) 16 feet 6 inches (5.0 m) 3.0 short tons (2.7 t) Queen post 1878 Landis (1966)
74 feet 2 inches (22.6 m) 14 feet 5 inches (4.4 m) 11 short tons (10.0 t) Wood or Timber Pre-1900 NBI (2009)
63 feet 6 inches (19.4 m) 14 feet 5 inches (4.4 m) 3.0 short tons (2.7 t) Multiple kingpost and queenpost
Burr arch
1898 NRHP (1980)
74 feet 4 inches (22.7 m) 15 feet 8.5 inches (4.8 m) NA Queenpost with kingpost 1898 Evans (2001)
57 feet (17.4 m) 14 feet 5 inches (4.4 m) NA Burr 1898 Zacher (1994)
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