Pool Forge Covered Bridge

Pool Forge Covered Bridge

Infobox U.S. Covered Bridge
bridge=Pool Forge Covered Bridge


county=Lancaster County
truss=single span, double Burr arch truss
builder=Levi Fink and Elias McMellen

Pool Forge Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The bridge is now on private property where it was once used as a storage barn before the owner added a road to receive vehicle traffic.

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. It is painted entirely red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges on the outside. The inside of the bridge is not painted. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in red without any of the traditional white paint.

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-01. Added in 1980, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003510cite web
title = PENNSYLVANIA - Lancaster County
work = National Register of Historic Places
url = http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/PA/Lancaster/state4.html
accessdate = 2007-03-20
] . It is located at coor dms|40|7|46.8|N|75|58|36.6|W|city (40.12967, -75.97683).cite web
author = Travis, Dale
title = 38-36-12
work = Round Barns & Covered Bridges
date =
url = http://www.dalejtravis.com/bridge/pennsylv/htm/3803601.htm
accessdate = 2006-08-08


The bridge was built in 1859 by Levi Fink and Elias McMellen.


*Length: 99 feet (30.2 m) total length
*Width: 15 feet (4.6 m) total width


ee also

*Burr arch truss
*List of Lancaster County covered bridges

External links


*cite web
author = McCain, Dr. Roger A.
title = Pool Forge Bridge
work = A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas
publisher =
date =
url = http://william-king.www.drexel.edu/top/bridge/CBPool.html
accessdate = 2006-08-04

*cite web
title = Pool Forge Covered Bridge
work = Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch Country Official Visitors Center
publisher = Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau
date = 2006
url = http://www.padutchcountry.com/member_pages/pool_forge_covered_bridge.asp
accessdate = 2006-07-07

*cite web
title = The Covered Bridges of Lancaster County
work = Lancaster County, PA Government Portal
publisher = County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
date = 2001-11-09
url = http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=15&Q=257050
accessdate = 2006-07-07

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