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.
5 comments on “Bridges”
July 31, 2018 at 6:52 am
I enjoyed your collection of bridges, Don. Very educational and great photos showing important features unique to each bridge. I think one of the best things about photography is that it teaches us to take a closer look at the world around us.
July 31, 2018 at 7:28 am
Thank you Phyllis! You’re right. We usually just drive across bridges without looking at them. But if I stop and look at them more closely I can discover their character.
August 2, 2018 at 12:39 pm
It’s good these bridges are being photographed before they are replaced.
August 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm
Really enjoyed your pictures. Thank you for posting them!
(Did your Dad work as a court clerk in his later years in Lancaster County? )
August 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed them Gloria! No, my Dad was a bus driver for Capitol Trailways.
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