Shearer's Covered Bridge
is a covered bridge
that spans the Big Chiques Creek
in Lancaster County
, United States
. (Chiques Creek
was known as Chickies Creek
The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design. It is the only covered bridge in the county painted entirely in red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside including both approaches. The other all red bridge, Pool Forge Covered Bridge, is only painted on the outside. It is one of only 3 covered bridges in the county with horizontal side boards.
The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-31. Added in 1980, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003532. It is located at (40.17150, -76.38983).
The bridge was built in 1847
by Jacob Clare. It was rebuilt in 1855
and stayed there until it was moved in 1971
to its present location in the Manheim Memorial Park.
- Length: 86 feet (26.2 m) total length
- Width: 15 feet (4.6 m) total width
- Overhead clearance: 11 feet 6 inches (3.5 m)