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Colemanville Covered Bridge 38-36-55

Photos 

Looking north on east side

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in October 9, 2013

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BH Photo #269156

Map 

Description 

A second new covered bridge was constructed at this site in 1992; I saw both the deteriorated older bridge being dismantled and the new bridge downstream from the older bridge. Though most sources call this the 1856 bridge, the existing bridge technically dates from 1992 and should be considered a recreation.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Pequea Creek on Fox Hollow Road
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1878; "rehabilitated" with a replacement covered bridge 1992
Builder
- James C. Carpenter
Dimensions
Span length: 154.9 ft.
Total length: 154.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1980
Also called
Martic Forge Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.89890, -76.34218   (decimal degrees)
39°53'56" N, 76°20'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/385261/4417398 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Conestoga
Inventory numbers
PA 36 7224 0408 1512 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
WGCB 38-36-26 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 80003534 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 31095 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • October 27, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • June 14, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated history and description
  • September 5, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Pequea Creek

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