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6.16.2019

Colemanville Covered Bridge, Lancaster County

Colemanville Covered Bridge is one of Lancaster County's many great covered bridges. It is a giant span that crosses Lancaster County's Pequea Creek. It is one of the longest covered bridges in the state, with a span length of 156 feet. While still over a hundred feet shorter than the state's longest covered bridge, the Academia-Pomeroy Covered Bridge in Juniata County, this span is still quite large. One of the most impressive aspects of this bridge is the fact that the community came together to rebuild the bridge so future generations could enjoy it and the scenic beauty that surrounds it. 
This section of the Pequea Creek Valley/Gorge is abrupt and rugged, making this area especially scenic and bucolic. This bridge has a double burr-arch design, and was originally built in 1856. Due to flooding issues, the bridge was raised by six feet and moved a few feet westward when it was completely rebuilt by Lancaster County in 1992. 
This giant bridge is impeccably maintained and is well worth checking out, especially when checking out the multitude of other covered bridges within Lancaster County. Additionally, there are many nice hiking opportunities within a short distance of the bridge, including the adjacent Fox Hollow Nature Preserve and Trolley Trail, and the nearby Conestoga Trail, Wind Cave, House Rock Nature Preserve, and the Tacquan Glen Nature Preserve. This is a beautiful area to explore.
Coordinates:
39.899001, -76.342078

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