This week I will highlight some of the non-covered bridges on the Conestoga River. I featured the covered bridges in an earlier post. I’m not going to attempt to document all of the bridges that cross the river but just a few that show a variety of different styles of architecture. The bridges are listed in order as the river flows.
The following text is taken from a plaque near this bridge:
The Iron Bridge Road Bridge is one of the oldest remaining pin-connected Pratt truss highway bridges in Lancaster County. It was built for the total cost of $1,767.00. Farmers heavily crossed the bridge which originally was built with a plank flooring that was repaired in 1926. The pin-connected truss system was popular for use with local roads in Pennsylvania from the 1880s – 1910.