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Herr's Mill Bridge Covered Bridge 38-36-21

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38 36 21 herrs mill side1

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt June 2, 2006

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Description 

Incorporated into commercial Mill Bridge Village ca. 1970, now part of Mill Bridge Village Camp Resort, the bridge has had end doors for years. At one point used as a museum, now reportedly used to house horse buggies garage-style. http://www.millbridge.com/attractions.cfm

Bridge has been seriously neglected in recent years, with flood damage in 2007 and a sagging span and threat of collapse, and a recent arson blaze (quickly extinguished). Lancaster County Historic Preservation Trust placed bridge on its list of "Most Endangered" for 2015 (see linked article).

Facts 

Overview
Burr arch-truss bridge
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Bridge has reportedly been offered for sale
History
Built 1844; bypassed 1971
Builders
- Joseph Elliott
- Robert Russell
Design
Two-span Burr arch
Dimensions
Total length: 178.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1989
Also called
Soudersburg Bridge
Mill Bridge Village Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00957, -76.16205   (decimal degrees)
40°00'34" N, 76°09'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/400820/4429465 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leola
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80003537 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 36-36-21 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 48920 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • January 13, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: corrected bypass date, added nomination to Endangered List and link to article
  • March 4, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photos
  • May 18, 2012: New Street View added by Jodi Christman
  • June 14, 2011: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

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