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Monroe Mills Covered Bridge


1918-045 | by snydercountylibraries

S & S Trolley car in Monroe Township with Penns Creek and SG directly behind them, to the south. The trolley bridge crossed Penns Creek and the Meadows into SG. On the left are the remains of the covered bridge that had spanned Penns Creek at Monroe Mills. The bridge was torn from its abutments on Feb 20, 1918, and carried more than a mile down stream by a large ice flood, caused by recent heavy rains. Some of the ice cakes were 20 inches thick. This photo was likely taken just a day or so following the ice flood. The old Camelback Bridge was erected to replace the wooden structure.

Charles Fasold Collection, Snyder County Libraries

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BH Photo #467353



Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Penns Creek
Snyder County, Pennsylvania
Replaced by a new bridge
Destroyed by ice jan Feb 20, 1918
Burr arch-truss
Also called
Herman's Mills Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82528, -76.87263   (decimal degrees)
40°49'31" N, 76°52'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/342090/4521049 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88439 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Burr arch-truss (362)
Covered (1,686)
Lost (25,531)
Lost 1918 (33)
Lost during 1910s (519)
Pennsylvania (5,373)
Replaced by new bridge (17,221)
Snyder County, Pennsylvania (44)
Through truss (15,354)
Truss (33,257)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2020: Photo imported by Alexander D. Mitchell IV


  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV