Pine Grove Covered Bridge

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Pine Grove Covered Bridge
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Coordinates 39°47′37″N 76°02′41″W / 39.79361°N 76.04472°W / 39.79361; -76.04472Coordinates: 39°47′37″N 76°02′41″W / 39.79361°N 76.04472°W / 39.79361; -76.04472
Crosses East Branch of Octoraro Creek
Locale Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Design Two span, double Burr arch truss
Total length 204 feet (62.2 m)
Width 15 feet (4.6 m)
Constructed by Elias McMellen
Construction begin 1884

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The Pine Grove Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the East Branch of Octoraro Creek on the border between Lancaster County and Chester County in Pennsylvania, United States. It is the longest covered bridge in Lancaster County.

The bridge has a two-span, wooden, double Burr arch truss design with the addition of steel hanger rods. It is the only two-span covered bridge still in use. The other two-span bridge, Herr's Mill Covered Bridge, is located on private property. The bridge's deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges on the outside, but is not painted on the inside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color.

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-15-22/38-36-41. Added in 1980, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003521.[1] It is located at 39°47′36.6″N 76°2′39.6″W / 39.793500°N 76.044333°W / 39.793500; -76.044333 (39.7935, -76.04433).[2]


The bridge was built in 1884 by Elias McMellen.


  • Length: 198 feet (60.4 m) or 204 feet (62.2 m) total length. Note:[3]
  • Width: 15 feet (4.6 m) total width


Nearby covered bridges[edit]

Baumgardener's Covered Bridge Bitzer's Mill Covered Bridge Bucher's Mill Covered Bridge Buck Hill Covered Bridge Colemanville Covered Bridge Erb's Covered Bridge Forry's Mill Covered Bridge Herr's Mill Covered Bridge Hunsecker's Covered Bridge Jackson's Sawmill Covered Bridge Kauffman's Distillery Covered Bridge Keller's Mill Covered Bridge Kurtz's Mill Covered Bridge Landis Mill Covered Bridge Leaman's Place Covered Bridge Lime Valley Covered Bridge Mercer's Mill Covered Bridge Neff's Mill Covered Bridge Pine Grove Covered Bridge Pinetown Bushong's Covered Bridge Pool Forge Covered Bridge Red Run Covered Bridge Schenck's Mill Covered Bridge Shearer's Mill Covered Bridge Siegrist's Mill Covered Bridge Weaver's Mill Covered Bridge White Rock Forge Covered Bridge Willow Hill Covered Bridge Zook's Mill Covered Bridge
Map of the 29 existing covered bridges as of October, 2006 (clickable)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PENNSYLVANIA - Lancaster County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  2. ^ Travis, Dale. "38-15-22/38-36-41". Round Barns & Covered Bridges. Retrieved 2006-08-08. 
  3. ^ McCain cites the length as 198 feet while the county's visitor's guide cites the length as 204 feet.


  • McCain, Dr. Roger A. "Pine Grove Bridge". A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas. Retrieved 2006-08-03. 
  • "Pine Grove 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. 

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