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Cuppett's Covered Bridge - New Paris, PA

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

The Cuppett’s Covered Bridge is located on Manges Road, near the town of New Paris. It was built on land originally owned by William and Phillip Cuppett. When the bridge was built it took only 5 months to build at a total cost of $780. John Wayde did the masonry work and Jeremiah Thompson did the woodwork. The bridge has very low arches, open sides and is a Burr Truss design. The portals are unusual with gables showing horizontal siding and supported by thin vertical posts. It spans Dunning Creek, is 60 foot long, unpainted and weathered naturally. The bridge is traveled only by foot and is privately owned.


The Cuppett family takes great pride in their bridge. For different holiday occasions they will decorate the bridge for the tourists who travel to visit. On April 10, 1980, the bridge was posted to the National Register of Historic Places. Today it is one of the finest & most well-cared-for of the 14 historic covered bridges in Bedford County.


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