Jackson's Mill Bridge (1878)
West Octoraro #1
This bridge was swept away by floods on July 1, 1985 and carried several hundred feet
downstream. It was rebuilt by the County several weeks later. Jackson's Mill Bridge is the
only covered bridge in Lancaster County not originally built perpendicular to the
stream it crosses. It is one of only two bridges in Lancaster County built by
1899 Atlas [This is immediately under a sketch which has these labels:]
David W. Jackson
Saw & Grist Mill
County of Lancaster - Pennsylvania
Founded May 10, 1729
County Commissioners: Chairman Dennis P. Stuckey, Vice Chair Joshua G. Parsons, Commissioner Craig E. Lehman
Bridge records courtesy of the Lancaster County Archives.
Sign provided by the Lancaster Bicycle Club.
Erected by Lancaster County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1867.
Location. 39° 53.794′ N, 76° 4.807′ W. Marker is near Quarryville, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and Hollow Road, on the right when traveling north on Mount Pleasant Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quarryville PA 17566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartshire (approx. one mile away); A Job on the A & S (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Stream for Steam (approx. 1.9 miles away); William C. Sproul (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Christiana Riot (approx. 4˝ miles away); White Rock Forge Bridge (1884) (approx. 5 miles away); Big Cut, Big Fill (approx. 5.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This can be reached by following Hollow Road south from the old Atglen & Susquehanna rail line in Bart Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.