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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Devil's Den Bridge in Hanover Township Park

During our fun  road trip   downstate , we had to drive though  part of PA to get to our destination.  This part of Burgettstown PA is really pretty despite its narrow roads.  Burgettstown is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It is a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA.   It's a small  place but I like it when we drive through there especially the outskirt part of it.  Anyway, here are some drive by shots I took during our trip.
 I always admire  old churches.  There are so many of these along the way.
 I always favored the farm areas because it is relaxing to see.
 We all adored this red cabin log house, it looks so pretty.  The picture doesn't give it justice but it was gorgeous.  It's hard taking pictures when  the vehicle is moving.
 I noticed that in PA and WV, I have seen so many of these  three crosses and they  are all like these.  I always wonder if   the same people put all of these crosses in different places.  
 There are  scenic spots  in Burgettstown but we haven't  explore  it yet.  The only place  we have gone so far and enjoyed is the Hanover Township Park where the covered bridge is.

Above is the McClurg Bridge, a place that is also referred to as the "Devil's Den" Bridge.  It spans a small ravine in Hanover Township Park of Old Stubenville Pike.  We  see it whenever we go to the Hanover Park.  Here are some facts about this bridge:
The Kingpost bridge is 12'3" wide and 24' long. The bridge has red vertical plank siding and has three rectangular windows on each side. The roof is made of cedar shakes and the deck is crosswise planking with U-shaped vertical timber support under the middle of the deck. The bridge is open to foot traffic only. This is one the sites of the annual Covered Bridge Festival held the third weekend in September.

18 travelers' comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a really cool bridge. My boys would have a blast running back and forth across it :)

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

I keep talking about visiting Pennsylvania. Always thought it was a beautiful state and with so much history which I love. This would be right up what we enjoy doing.

Jeannette said...

I am a huge fan of visiting small towns. They have so much more character than a big city. I agree that seeing the old churches really is cool.

Christy Maurer said...

I have been to that town before but only for a concert a long time ago! I'll have to go just to visit the scenic places.

Thirty Something Super Mom said...

Well that sounds like a fun time for the whole family. My daughter and I like to explore and bring my husband along for the fun even though he is not as big of a fan but I think he would like this place.

Courtney Blacher said...

I like that you share experiences with cities that not many people write about.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Wow what an amazing looking place to visit, it sounds like it would make for a lovely place for all the family to go to.

LaShawn Wiltz said...

Looks like a fun time for you guys! I love old bridges like that one. Would love to stop and explore it!

Kathryn Kinsley said...

I would love to be able to visit PA one day! It looks like a great city to explore - during the summer months, of course!

Lori Vachon said...

What a great sneak peak into such a scenic area. I haven't spent much time in Pennsylvania but I do hope to do some camping there in the future.

Pam said...

I love the photos from your drive. That red log cabin house is so cool. I would love to see that bridge, too.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I've visited Pennsylvania a number of times but have never had the opportunity to explore much of the area near Pittsburgh like Burgettstown. The bridge looks like it's holding up well.

Betty Boiron said...

This sounds like a fun trip. Reminds me of when I lived around that area ... I might have driven through the same road!

Anjanette Young said...

The Pennsylvania area just looks like an amazing place to visit. The old buildings, the trees, and green grass or so inviting. The Devils Den Bridge looks like a fun place to visit.

Jenn said...

Looks and sounds like a fun place for a family trip. I have never been to that area, but we love to spend time outdoors.

Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be able to visit there someday. There's a Devil's Den where I used to live, but it is a National Park so totally different. Love your photos. Looks like a fun trip for the kiddos.

Our Family World said...

The place looks really pretty. The moment I saw the covered bridge, all I could think of was the movie "Bridges of Madison County." That red covered bridge is beautiful.

Agnes said...

I have been to Pennsylvania once but it was for business so I never got to enjoy it. Will remember to check this place out the next time.

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