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Schlicher Covered Bridge
The bridge in October 2006
|Location||Legislative Route 39058 near Allentown, North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||0.1 acres (0.040 ha)|
|Architectural style||Burr truss|
|MPS||Covered Bridges of the Delaware River Watershed TR|
|NRHP reference No.||80003555|
|Added to NRHP||December 1, 1980|
Schlicher Covered Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge located at North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is a 108-foot-long (33 m), Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It crosses Jordan Creek.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The bridge was closed to traffic in 2009, and was scheduled to be replaced with a modern replica in 2013. In 2014, work on the reconstructed bridge was completed. The new bridge is longer and wider than the original. Construction cost $1.8 million and retained about 10% of the original materials.
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