Historic Covered Bridge Burned in Western Pennsylvania

November 10, 2008

Police say an arsonist set fire to a historic covered bridge near Erie, Pennsylvania

The Gudgeonville bridge is in Girard Township, Erie County. Investigators say someone set fire to it on Friday night and the bridge was heavily damaged.

The bridge was built in 1868 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest of three covered bridges still standing in Erie County.

Pennsylvania State Police have ruled it arson and are searching for suspects.

Officials say it’s too early to talk about what will be done with the bridge now.


Information from: Erie Times-News

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