Rapps Bridge

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Rapps Bridge
Rapps Bridge, June 2007
Rapps Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Rapps Bridge
Location Rapps Dam Road off of Route 23, East Pikeland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°8′22″N 75°32′34″W / 40.13944°N 75.54278°W / 40.13944; -75.54278Coordinates: 40°8′22″N 75°32′34″W / 40.13944°N 75.54278°W / 40.13944; -75.54278
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1866
Built by Hartman, Benjamin F.
Architectural style Other, Burr truss
Governing body State
MPS Covered Bridges of Chester County TR (AD)
NRHP Reference # 73001608[1]
Added to NRHP June 18, 1973

Rapps Bridge, also known as Sheeder-Hall Bridge, is a historic wooden covered bridge located in East Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is a 105-foot-long (32 m), Burr truss bridge, constructed in 1866. It has fieldstone abutments and horizontal siding and boxed cornices with returns at its portals. It crosses French Creek.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  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). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  Note: This includes Susan M. Zacher (July 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Rapps Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-17.