Weaver's Mill Covered Bridge

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Weaver's Mill Covered Bridge
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Locale Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Design single span, double Burr arch truss
Total length 85 feet (25.9 m)
Constructed by B. J. Carter and J. F. Stauffer
Construction begin 1878
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Coordinates 40°08′28″N 75°59′52″W / 40.1412°N 75.9978°W / 40.1412; -75.9978Coordinates: 40°08′28″N 75°59′52″W / 40.1412°N 75.9978°W / 40.1412; -75.9978

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The Weaver's Mill Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The 85-foot-long (26 m), 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) bridge was built in 1878 by B. C. Carter and J. F. Stauffer across Conestoga River. It is also known as Isaac Shearer's Mill Bridge.

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color.

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-02. Added in 1980, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003511.[1] It is located at 40°8′28.2″N 75°59′52.2″W / 40.141167°N 75.997833°W / 40.141167; -75.997833 (40.14117, -75.99783).[2]

Dimensions[edit]

  • Length: 85 feet (25.9 m) total length
  • Width: 15 feet (4.6 m) total width

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PENNSYLVANIA - Lancaster County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  2. ^ Travis, Dale. "38-36-02". Round Barns & Covered Bridges. Retrieved 2006-08-08. 

Further reading[edit]

  • McCain, Dr. Roger A. "Weaver's Mill Bridge". A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas. Retrieved 2006-08-04. 
  • "Weaver's Mill Covered Bridge". 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.