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McCalls Ferry Covered Bridge

Photo 

McCalls Ferry Covered Bridge

Picture from the Todd Clark Collection

BH Photo #534072

Description 

A massive structure built by Theodore Burr in 1815 lasted about 3 years when it was totally destroyed by an ice flow. Nothing was ever built in is place.

Some of this information from lostbridges.org

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Long Abandoned Roadway
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by flooding not replaced
History
Built in 1815 by Theodore Burr; Destroyed by ice flows in 1818 and never replaced
Builder
- Theodore Burr of Torrington, Connecticut
Design
Double Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 570.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84459, -76.34931   (decimal degrees)
39°50'41" N, 76°20'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/384560/4411379 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com