Bedford County

Bedford County
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Pennsylvania is often recognized as the birthplace of covered bridge building. From the 1820s to 1900, there were about 1500 covered bridges built in Pennsylvania. Because many state residents realize the importance of these historic bridges, Pennsylvania has the largest number of covered bridges in the nation. Today, 219 bridges remain in 40 counties. While covered bridges are sometimes called kissing bridges, the real reason for the covering is to protect the bridge’s truss design from the weather. The Knisley Covered Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. It is a 80-foot-long, medium Burr Truss bridge with a shallow gable roof. Maps, directions and GPS coordinates for the Knisley Covered Bridge are available online at