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Wind-toppled Tree Smashes Roof of Forks Twin Span

By Susan Schwartz, Press Enterprise Writer

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FORKS, PA Nov.18, 2003 - A tree fell through the roof of one of the twin covered bridges here during last week's high winds.

The bridge is the second of the two bridges, located farthest from Route 487 in Fishing Creek Township in Columbia County.

According to the world guide the bridges serve PA 487 over the Huntington Creek. One of the "twins", 36-19-10, is 110 feet long using a burr truss, built in 1875. The other bridge is 79 feet long using a queen post truss, built in 1850.

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[Our thanks to Dick Wilson for alerting us to the story - Ed.]

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