covered bridge

Baumgardener's Covered Bridge

Baumgardener's Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans Pequea Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. A county-owned and maintained bridge, its official designation is the Pequea #10 Bridge.

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color.

The bridge is located at (39.9306, -76.2950) approximately 0.5 mi (0.8 km) north of Frogtown Road on Covered Bridge Road just to the east of Pennsylvania Highway 324 in Martic Township. The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-25. In 1980 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as structure #80003541.

History

The Baumgardener's Covered Bridge was built in 1860 by Davis Kitch at a cost of $1284. In 1987 the bridge had to be restored after it was damaged in a 1986 flood. During the restoration process, which cost $200,000, the bridge was raised by 4 ft (1.2 m) and lengthened by 9 ft (3 m) to protect it from damage in potential future flooding.

Dimensions

  • Length: 105 feet (32m) span and 120 feet (37m) total length
  • Width: 14 feet (4.3 m) clear deck and 15 feet (4.6 m) total width
  • Overhead clearance: 11 feet 6 inches (3.5 m)
  • Underclearance: 18 feet (5.5 m)

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