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Keller's Covered Bridge 38-36-13

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108625

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Cocalico Creek on Middle Creek Road in Ephrata Township (relocated from Rettew Mill Road 2010)
Location
Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891, dismantled 2006, rebuilt at new location 2010
Builder
- Elias McMellen
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss with X center panel
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980
Also called
Rettew's Mill Covered Bridge
Guy Bard Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16414, -76.23249   (decimal degrees)
40°09'51" N, 76°13'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/395046/4446704 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ephrata
Inventory numbers
PA 36 7218 0656 0505 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 80003518 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-36-13 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 31099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
4,400

Update Log 

  • September 2, 2015: New photo from John Loxton
  • March 4, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view & imported photos
  • August 28, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Jodi Christman
  • December 13, 2010: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge opened to traffic at new location December 2010
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

Comments 

Rettew Mill Road Bridge
Posted January 16, 2007, by B. Roman (broman [at] rettew [dot] com)

This bridge was dismantled in the fall of 2006 for its planned relocation to a new site about 1 1/2 miles downsteam. Later this year or in 2008, the covered bridge will be reconstructed on Middle Creek Road where it crosses Cocalico Creek. A new bridge has been built at its original site.

The historic name for this bridge is Keller's Covered Bridge, after the owner of the mill that was lcoated adjacent to its site. Many other webistes refer to this bridge by this name, not Rettew MIll Road Bridge.