Pinetown Bushong's Mill Covered Bridge

Infobox U.S. Covered Bridge
bridge=Pinetown Bushong's Mill Covered Bridge


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

Pinetown Bushong's Mill Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. A county-owned and maintained bridge, its official designation is the Big Conestoga #6 Bridgecite web
title = Pinetown Bushong's Mill Covered Bridge
work = Lancaster County, PA Government Portal
publisher = County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
date = 2001-10-30
url =
accessdate = 2006-07-07
] . The bridge is also known as Pinetown Covered Bridge, Nolte's Point Mill Bridge and Bushong's Mill Bridge.

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in red with white trim.

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-05. Added in 1980, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003527cite web
title = PENNSYLVANIA - Lancaster County
work = National Register of Historic Places
url =
accessdate = 2007-03-20
] . It is located at coor dms|40|6|19.2|N|76|14|53.4|W|city (40.10533, -76.24817).cite web
author = Travis, Dale
title = 38-36-05
work = Round Barns & Covered Bridges
date =
url =
accessdate = 2006-08-08


The bridge was built in 1867 by Elias McMellen at a cost of $4,500. In 1972 it was destroyed as a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes. Due to a tremendous response of area residents who signed a petition for its reconstruction, it was among the first covered bridges to be restored after Agnes. In the spring of 1973 the bridge was rebuilt by the nearby Amish. To prevent damage due to future flooding, they raised the bridge to convert|17.5|ft above the average water line.cite web
title = Pinetown Covered Bridge
work = Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch Country Official Visitors Center
publisher = Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau
date = 2006
url =
accessdate = 2006-07-07

= Dimensions =

*Length: 124 feet (37.8 m) span and 133 feet (40.5 m) total length
*Width: 12 feet 10 inches (3.9 m) clear deck and 15 feet (4.6 m) total widthcite web
author = McCain, Dr. Roger A.
title = Pinetown Bridge
work = A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas
url =
accessdate = 2006-08-04
*Overhead clearance: 11 feet 6 inches (3.5 m)
*Underclearance: 15 feet (4.6 m) as listed by the county government or 17 feet 6 inches (5.3 m) with respect to the average water level


ee also

*Burr arch truss
*List of Lancaster County covered bridges

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