Zook's Mill Covered Bridge

Infobox U.S. Covered Bridge
bridge=Zook's Mill Covered Bridge


image_size=300px
bridge_

bridge_map_size=250px
state=Pennsylvania
county=Lancaster County
length=89
truss=single span, double Burr arch truss
built=1849
builder=Henry Zook

Zook's Mill Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans Cocalico Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. A county-owned and maintained bridge, its official designation is the Cocalico #7 Bridgecite web
title = Zook's Mill Covered Bridge
work = Lancaster County, PA Government Portal
publisher = County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
date = 2001-10-30
url = http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=15&q=256777
accessdate = 2006-07-07
] . The bridge is also known as Wenger Covered Bridge or Rose Hill Covered Bridge. It is located west of Brownstown on T 797, near the Warwick and West Earl Townships.

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 red with white trim.

The bridge is 74 feet long and 13 feet three inches wide. It has a wooden burr type truss and was built in 1849 by Henry Zook. Unlike many other bridges in the county the bridge withstood Hurricane Agnes, despite being filled with 6-and-a-half feet of water. It is also known as the Wenger Covered Bridge, the Rose Hill Covered Bridge, and the Cocalico #7 Bridge.

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-14. Added in 1980, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003508cite web
title = PENNSYLVANIA - Lancaster County
work = National Register of Historic Places
url = http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/PA/Lancaster/state5.html
accessdate = 2007-03-20
] . It is located at coor dms|40|7|48.6|N|76|13|54.6|W|city (40.13017, -76.23183).cite web
author = Travis, Dale
title = 38-36-14
work = Round Barns & Covered Bridges
date =
url = http://www.dalejtravis.com/bridge/pennsylv/htm/3803614.htm
accessdate = 2006-08-08
]

Dimensions

*Length: 74 feet (22.6 m) span and 89 feet (27.1 m) total length
*Width: 13 feet 3 inches (4.0 m) clear deck and 15 feet (4.6 m) total width
*Overhead clearance: 11 feet 6 inches (3.5 m)
*Underclearance: 9 feet 6 inches (2.9 m)

Gallery

ee also

*Burr arch truss
*List of Lancaster County covered bridges

External links

References

*cite web
author = Bickel, Hank
title = Zook's Mill Bridge
work = Covered Bridges of the Northeast USA
date = 2005-06-23
url = http://www.coveredbridgesite.com/pa/zooks_mill.html
accessdate = 2006-08-04

*cite web
author = McCain, Dr. Roger A.
title = Zook's Mill Bridge
work = A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas
publisher =
date =
url = http://william-king.www.drexel.edu/top/bridge/CBZook.html
accessdate = 2006-08-04

*cite web
title = Zook's Mill Covered Bridge
work = Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch Country Official Visitors Center
publisher = Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau
date = 2006
url = http://www.padutchcountry.com/member_pages/zook_s_mill_covered_bridge.asp
accessdate = 2006-07-07


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