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Mercer's Mill Covered Bridge 38-36-38 / 38-15-19

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38 36 38a

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in June 2, 2006

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BH Photo #273276

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over E Octoraro Creek on Creek Road
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1880
Builder
- B. J. Carter
Design
Covered Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.9 ft.
Total length: 98.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1980
Also called
Mercer's Ford Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93135, -75.98140   (decimal degrees)
39°55'53" N, 75°58'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/416143/4420598 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Parkesburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
150
Inventory numbers
PA 36 7231 0976 0902 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 80003509 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 38-36-38 38-15-19 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
PANBI 22062 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 10, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Corrected GPS coordinates, added NRHP number
  • May 10, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Frank Hicks
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net