White Rock Forge Covered Bridge

Infobox U.S. Covered Bridge
bridge=White Rock Forge Covered Bridge


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

White Rock Forge Covered Bridge or White Rock Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek in southeast Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. A county-owned and maintained bridge, its official designation is the West Octoraro #2 Bridgecite web
title = White Rock Forge Covered Bridge
work = Lancaster County, PA Government Portal
publisher = County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
date = 2001-10-20
url = http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=15&q=257001
accessdate = 2006-07-07
] . It was built in 1847 by John Russell and Elias McMellen, but the original was destroyed and rebuilt in 1884. The wooden burr bridge crosses the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek. It is 103 feet long and 13 feet wide.

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 the traditional white color.

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-18. Added in 1980, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003522cite web
title = PENNSYLVANIA - Lancaster County
work = National Register of Historic Places
url = http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/PA/Lancaster/state4.html
accessdate = 2007-03-20
] . It is located at coor dms|39|49|28.8|N|76|5|24|W|city (39.82467, -76.09000).cite web
author = Travis, Dale
title = 38-36-18
work = Round Barns & Covered Bridges
date =
url = http://www.dalejtravis.com/bridge/pennsylv/htm/3803618.htm
accessdate = 2006-08-08


*Length: 103 feet (31.4 m) span and 110 feet (33.5 m) total length
*Width: 13 feet (4.0 m) clear deck and 15 feet (4.6 m) total width
*Overhead clearance: 12 feet (3.7 m)
*Underclearance: 13 feet (4.0 m)


See also

*Burr arch truss
*List of Lancaster County covered bridges

External links


*cite web
author = McCain, Dr. Roger A.
title = White Rock 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/CBWFB.html
accessdate = 2006-08-04

*cite web
title = White Rock Forge 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/white_rock_forge_covered_bridge.asp
accessdate = 2006-07-07

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