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Perry County Covered Bridge Damaged

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March 28, 2007, Newport, PA - A truck passed through the Fleisher Covered Bridge [WGN 38-50-17] on fairground Road, west of Newport damaging seven tie beams.

According to the state police the incident occurred on or about March 8. Anyone with information are asked to contact the state police at 717 567-3110.

One hundred and twenty-four feet long, the bridge was built in 1887 using the Burr Truss to cross Big Buffalo Creek.

[Thanks to Tom Keating for sharing his clipping from The Patriot News - Ed.]

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