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Colemanville Mill or Martic Forge, Lancaster County

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Inventory Number: PA/38-36-55
County: Lancaster County
Township: Conestoga - Martic
Town/Village: West of Martic Forge
Bridge Name: Colemanville Mill or Martic Forge
Crosses: Pequea Creek
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 1
Length: 160' overall, 142' span
Roadway Width: 14'-10"
Built: 1990
Builder: Lancaster County
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N39 53.933
Longitude: W076 20.531
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Directions: 0.5 miles west of Pequea Creek crossing on PA324 in Martic Forge and 0.1 miles left on Fox Hollow Rd. (TR408). 1/3 mile south of Colemanville.

Colemanville Mill Bridge, Conestoga-Martic, Lancaster County, PA. Built 1990
© Lisa Plamondon


Colemanville Mill Bridge, Conestoga-Martic, Lancaster County, PA. Built 1990
Bill Caswell Photo, November 4, 2017


Colemanville Mill Bridge, Conestoga-Martic, Lancaster County, PA. Built 1990
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2004


Colemanville Mill Bridge, Conestoga-Martic, Lancaster County, PA. Built 1990
Bill Caswell Photo, October 9, 2004

Comments:
75' downstream and raised 5' from site of original bridge. Cost $350,000. For approximately three years, the two Colemanville Mill bridges stood side by side, which is why this one was given a new World Guide Number. Other than it having a single Burr Arch and its slightly shorter length, it is identical in appearance to the old bridge. Also noteworthy is that this is the highest above water of all the surviving covered bridges in the county.
Sources:
Kipphorn, Thomas. Information received by email, September 2005
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 120

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