Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge

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For the other bridge commonly called the Eichelberger's Covered Bridge, see Jackson's Sawmill Covered Bridge.
Coordinates: 40°7′55.5″N 76°18′2.5″W / 40.132083°N 76.300694°W / 40.132083; -76.300694
Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge
Abram Hess' Mill, Eichelberger's, Eichelberger's Stone
Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge Three Quarters HDR 2950px.jpg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Township Warwick
Crosses Farm pond inlet
Coordinates 40°7′55.5″N 76°18′2.5″W / 40.132083°N 76.300694°W / 40.132083; -76.300694
Length 58 ft (18 m)
Width 15 ft (5 m)
Design Burr Arch Truss Bridge
Material Wood
Built ~1825
 - Reconstructed 1844
Owned and Maintained by Private owner
WGCB Number 38-36-15
NRHP Ref Number 80003528
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980
MPS Covered Bridges of Lancaster County TR
Location of the Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge in Pennsylvania

The Buck Hill Covered Bridge, Eichelberger's Covered Bridge, or Abram Hess' Mill Bridge is a covered bridge located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located on the Buck Hill Farm's pond on private property.[1][2]

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-15.[1] In 1980 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003528.[3] It is located on private property.[4]

The bridge is one of only 3 covered bridges in the county with horizontal side boards.

History[edit]

The original build date and builder of the covered bridge is unknown. However, it was probably built around 1825 to provide access to Abram Hess's store. In 1844 the bridge was sold to George Eichelberger. That same year the bridge was heavily damaged in a flood and had to be repaired.[2] It was rebuilt by Theodore D. Cochran at a cost of $799.[1][2][4] The bridge was moved, in 1966, to the Buck Hill Farm, a private farm located in Warwick Township 1.2 kilometers (0.75 mi) south of Kissel Hill on Pennsylvania Route 501.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dr. Roger A. McCain. "Buck Hill Bridge". A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas. Retrieved 2006-08-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Eichelberger's Covered Bridge". Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch Country Official Visitors Center. Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-07. 
  3. ^ "PENNSYLVANIA - Lancaster County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  4. ^ a b Travis, Dale. "38-36-15". Round Barns & Covered Bridges. Retrieved 2006-08-08.