Pleasantville Bridge

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Pleasantville Bridge
Pleasantville Covered Bridge Oct 09.jpg
Pleasantville Covered Bridge, October 2009
Pleasantville Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Pleasantville Bridge
Location South of Mantawny on Township 916, Oley Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°22′44″N 75°44′21″W / 40.37889°N 75.73917°W / 40.37889; -75.73917Coordinates: 40°22′44″N 75°44′21″W / 40.37889°N 75.73917°W / 40.37889; -75.73917
Area less than one acre
Built 1852, 1856
Built by Renno, David; Bitner, Jonathan
Governing body State
MPS Berks County Covered Bridges TR
NRHP Reference # 81000533[1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1981

Pleasantville Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge located at Oley Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is a 126-foot-long (38 m), Burr Truss bridge, constructed between 1852 and 1856. It was built in two stages due to wood shortages after the Great Flood of 1850. It crosses the Little Manatawny Creek. It is one of five covered bridges remaining in Berks County.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Susan M. Zacher (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pleasantville Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-15. 

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