Risser's Mill Covered Bridge

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Risser's Mill Covered Bridge
Nearest city Manheim, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°08′21″N 76°30′17″W / 40.1393°N 76.5048°W / 40.1393; -76.5048Coordinates: 40°08′21″N 76°30′17″W / 40.1393°N 76.5048°W / 40.1393; -76.5048
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1849
Architectural style Burr arch
Governing body Local
MPS Covered Bridges of Lancaster County TR
NRHP Reference # 80004612[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 1980
Removed from NRHP December 05, 2003
The former location of the bridge before it was burnt

The Risser's Mill Covered Bridge or Horst's Mill Covered Bridge was a covered bridge that spanned Little Chickie's Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was burnt by an arsonist on July 8, 2002. As of October, 2006, a concrete bridge is being built 100 feet north of the site of the bridge. Plans exist to rebuild a replica of the bridge on the original hand-laid stone bridge abutments.[2] The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-36. Added in 1980, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80004612, and was removed from the Register on December 5, 2003[3]


The bridge was built in 1872 by Elias McMellen using a Burr arch truss design.


  • Length: 82 feet (25.0 m) total length
  • Width: 15 feet (4.6 m) total width


  • McCain, Dr. Roger A. "Risser's Mill Bridge". A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas. Retrieved 2006-08-04. 
  • "Our World: Covered Bridges". Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch Country Official Visitors Center. Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-07. 
  • "The Covered Bridges of Lancaster County". Lancaster County, PA Government Portal. County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 2001-11-09. Retrieved 2006-07-07. 
  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Ryan (2006-09-30). "Rebirth of a covered bridge?". LancasterOnline.com : News. Lancaster Newspapers. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 
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