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Lower Humbert Covered Bridge
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Coordinates 39°50′24.5″N 79°19′23″W / 39.840139°N 79.32306°W / 39.840139; -79.32306Coordinates: 39°50′24.5″N 79°19′23″W / 39.840139°N 79.32306°W / 39.840139; -79.32306
Carries Township 312
Crosses Laurel Hill Creek
Locale Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Other name(s) Faidley Covered Bridge
Maintained by Somerset County
NBI Number 557213031230350
Characteristics
Total length 126.5 ft (38.6 m)
Width 12.3 ft (3.7 m)
Height 8 ft (2.4 m)
Load limit 3 short tons (2.7 t)
MPS Covered Bridges of Somerset County TR
NRHP reference No. 80003638
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

The Lower Humbert Covered Bridge, or the Faidley Covered Bridge, is an 126-foot-6-inch (38.56 m) Burr Arch truss covered bridge that crosses Laurel Hill Creek, in Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was built in 1891 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980. It is one of the ten remaining covered bridges in Somerset County.

History

The covered bridge was built in 1891. It was rebuilt in 1991, with extensive reinforcement work done on the abutments. A homemade explosive device caused minor damage to bridge deck in January 2006.

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