Pine Grove Covered Bridge
|Carries||East Branch of Octoraro Creek (Connects Lancaster and Chester counties).|
|Crosses||East Branch of Octoraro Creek|
|Locale||Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Design||Two span, double Burr arch King post truss|
|Total length||195 feet (59.4 m)|
|Width||15 feet (4.6 m)|
|Constructed by||Elias McMellen|
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 was built in 1884 by Elias McMellen.
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 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.
Nearby covered bridges
- White Rock Forge Covered Bridge, about 4.4 miles (7.1 km) northwest on White Rock Road, via Asheville and King Pen Roads.
Far away view from above
Inside of the bridge showing the double span Burr arch truss
A closeup view of one of the arches
View of interior double arch
View from above and to the side
- Burr arch truss
- List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania
- List of Lancaster County covered bridges
- McCain cites the length as 198 feet while the county's visitor's guide cites the length as 204 feet and the County Commissioners guide state that the length is 195 feet long.
- "PENNSYLVANIA - Lancaster County". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
- Travis, Dale. "38-15-22/38-36-41". Round Barns & Covered Bridges. Retrieved 2006-08-08.
- 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. Archived from the original on 2005-12-26. Retrieved 2006-07-07.