Jacks Mountain Bridge in Carroll Valley closed for repairs
Gettysburg, PA – Following a bridge inspection on Tuesday, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) crews from Adams County closed the Jacks Mountain Bridge that carries Jacks Mountain Road over Toms Creek in Carroll Valley Borough, Adams County. The closure is necessary because of recent damage sustained to the wooden beams and posts of the covered bridge.
PennDOT advises travelers that the bridge will remain closed for a few weeks until repairs are completed. Until then, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans and use Route 16 and Route 116 as a detour.
The Jacks Mountain Bridge is a single-lane, single-span, steel I-beam, timber covered bridge that was built in 1890 and carries an average of more than 2,400 vehicles daily. The bridge is posted for 20 tons and is considered functionally obsolete due to the low (10-foot, 6-inch) clearance.