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Pequea in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colemanville Covered Bridge

Pequea #12

 
 
Colemanville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., May 16, 2021
1. Colemanville Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The Colemanville Covered Bridge was originally built in 1856 by James C. Carpenter at a cost of $2,244. After being damaged twice by flooding, it was partially rebuilt in 1938 by Edmund Gardner and in 1973 by David Esh. The bridge was completely rebuilt by the Lancaster City Bridge Crew in 1992 for S350,000. During the restoration process the bridge was raised by 6 feet and moved a few feet west to protect it from future flooding. This bridge is the second longest Covered Bridge in Lancaster County measuring 170 feet in length.

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 Bicycle Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 39° 53.951′ N, 76° 20.524′ W. Marker is in Pequea, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Fox Hollow Road 0.3 miles
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By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., May 16, 2021
2. Colemanville Covered Bridge Marker
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south of Pequea Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 324), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pequea PA 17565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cost of Dynamite (approx. 0.7 miles away); York Furnace Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 2.7 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 2.7 miles away); The River's Ways (approx. 2.8 miles away); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Port of Lancaster (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bird Watching Platform (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Colemanville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., May 16, 2021
3. Colemanville Covered Bridge Marker
This is the south end of the bridge.
Colemanville Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., May 16, 2021
4. Colemanville Covered Bridge Marker
In photo 3, this sign cannot be seen, because it is on the inside of the bridge's west wall near the bridge's south end.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Last updated on May 19, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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