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5.22.2016

Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge, Lenhartsville, PA, Berks County

Here is the stunning and massive Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge. This is one of the longest covered bridges in the state, and the country, measuring in at 172 feet. According to PennDOT, this bridge is the 16th longest in the country. The bridge crosses Maiden Creek, and it dates back to 1869. It utilizes a Burr Arch-Truss in its construction. It was built by Simon H. Dreibelbis, a local carpenter, state senator, and business owner. While this bridge is definitely weathered, the craftsmanship and architecture is a true work of art. 
Coordinates:  N 40.554749   W 75.879634
Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge - Built in 1869 and it crosses between Lenharstville, PA and Virginville, PA, Berks County

I enjoy all covered bridges, but something about Dreibelbis really captivated me. This bridge is truly giant. It seems to have so much character. So many contributing structures immediately around the bridge, and just up and downstream, remain, just as they did during this bridge's heyday. 
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you can see how the top of the portal has a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Sign.
The bridge has this bow in it from the Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, the storm that wreaked absolute havoc throughout Pennsylvania. 



Definitely stop to check out this awesome covered bridge. It is located between Lenhartsville, PA and Virginville, PA in Berks County. Be sure to stop by some of the awesome nearby attractions, including the Roadside America Miniature Village, and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

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