Snyder Covered Bridge

Columbia County, PA

Larson Design Group performed the structural design services, permitting, project bidding, and construction administration with limited inspection for the Snyder Covered Bridge Project.

The project involved repairs to a 60’ historic Burr Arch Truss covered bridge to restore the structural integrity and maintain the current load posting. The ends of the timber arch members, timber low chord members, and several timber verticals and diagonals were replaced because of extensive deterioration of the existing members. Removal and replacement of the timber members necessitated jacking and support of the structure and removal of siding planks.

The project ensures the long term survival of a historic structure that enhances tourism, recreation, and quality of life in Columbia County. Local residents are ensured of the continued service of this bridge for access to their homes. Local residents assisted the project by providing property for the staging of construction material.

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