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Wertz's Covered Bridge

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Wertz's Covered Bridge is also known as the Red Covered Bridge. The historic wooden covered bridge located at Bern Township and Spring Township in Berks County was constructed in 1867 by Amandas Kneer in an architectural style. The 204-foot-long (62 m) Burr arch-truss bridge crosses the Tulpehocken Creek. It serves as the walkway entrance to the Berks County Heritage Center, including the Gruber Wagon Works. The Wertz's Covered Bridge is one of five covered bridges remaining in Berks County and it's the largest single-span covered bridge in PA. The bridge is now refurbished and is an excellent place to walk around, have a picnic, or take some pictures. Wertz's Covered Bridge is now a walk-through, so you don't have to worry about cars - the bridge supports pedestrian traffic only!