E. Hazen's Covered Bridge.
Twelve (12) Mile Creek.
Dead end of Saw Mill Road, Moreheadville, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Inspiration for Covered Bridge:
Covered Bridge inspired from the Waterford Covered Bridge on way
to Joseph King (a freed slave and Theodore R. Hazen's Sr. great
grandfather) farm (later the Middletown Farm) and a water powered
sawmill on Middletown Road, where John E. Hazen's father was born
(and played as a small child) at French Creek and Juva Post Office.
Waterford Covered bridge, Le Boeuf Creek, Niemeyer Road, Waterford,
Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Construction of Covered Bridge:
It began in May of 2002.
Work done during the Summer of 2002.
Final construction date October 5, 2002.
Time to construct covered bridge 322 hours.
Cost of the Covered Bridge $2,000, plus $800 structural engineer
fee from Philadelphia.
Dimensions of Covered Bridge:
52 Feet long.
10.5 feet wide by 12.5 feet high to top of peak of roof.
9.5 feet high by 9.5 feet wide inside dimension.
8 feet to average distance to surface of water.
10 feet to the bottom of the creek bed.
Original Deck Bridge:
Flat deck bridge constructed during World War Two.
Construction 20 inch "I" beams going 20 inches into
The bridge has one center support (off center).
Decking of bridge is 3 inch thick oak and hickory wood (replaceable).
Photographs of John E. Hazen's Covered Bridge.
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