Rating:
2 votes

Siegrist's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-37

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108645

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Washed downstream by flooding Sept. 8, 2011; structure intact, county is repairing bridge

On October 31, 2012, Bulldog Construction from Coatesville, Pa. was awarded a contract in the amount of $674,421.00 to reconstruct the bridge and raise the abutments two feet to help avoid future flooding damage. Lancaster Timber Framers subcontracted to Bulldog Construction the rehabilitation of the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Big Chickies Creek on Seigrist Road
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Washed downstream by flooding Sept. 8, 2011; structure intact, county plans to return and repair bridge
History
Built 1885
Builder
- James C. Carpenter
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 91.9 ft.
Total length: 100.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07592, -76.47100   (decimal degrees)
40°04'33" N, 76°28'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/374572/4437220 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia East
Inventory numbers
PA 36 7230 0360 0206 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 80003513 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-36-37 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 31123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2006)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
500

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • March 4, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view & imported photos
  • May 16, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated reconstruction with photo and data
  • October 10, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated status description
  • September 8, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge destroyed by flooding Sept. 8, 2011; replacement status unclear. Video of washout at http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/454514_RAW-VIDEO--Siegrist-Road-covered-bridge-is-swept-away.html
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Siegrist's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-37
Posted July 18, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Detailed page showing the bridge washing away and being restored:

http://lancasteronline.com/news/see-the-siegrist-mill-bridge...