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Pinetown Covered Bridge 38-36-05



Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108640


Street View 


Bridge was washed off its abutments on June 22, 1972 (Tropical Storm Agnes) and returned to abutments (raised 17 feet during rebuilding) in 1973. Bridge was shifted from its foundation by remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in September 2011. Reconstruction and rehabilitation started in August 2013. Charlie Douts, director of the county's facilities management department, said the $818,546 reconstruction project should be open to traffic by the end of the year.


Covered bridge over Big Conestoga River on Bridge Road (TR 620)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Reopened to traffic after reconstruction Jan. 2014
Built 1867; rehabilitated 1974 and 2013
- Elias McMellen
Covered Burr arch-truss
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 133.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1980
Also called
Nolt's Point Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.10567, -76.24825   (decimal degrees)
40°06'20" N, 76°14'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/393612/4440231 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
WGCB 38-36-05 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 80003527 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PA 36 7234 0620 0306 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 22099 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31119 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • September 2, 2015: New photos from John Loxton
  • March 4, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view & imported photos
  • January 13, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge to be reopened Jan. 2014
  • November 20, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge being rebuilt after 2011 flood damage
  • May 10, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt


  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Pinetown Covered Bridge 38-36-05
Posted April 29, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)