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Baumgardner's Covered Bridge
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Coordinates 39°55′50″N 76°17′42″W / 39.93056°N 76.29500°W / 39.93056; -76.29500Coordinates: 39°55′50″N 76°17′42″W / 39.93056°N 76.29500°W / 39.93056; -76.29500
Carries Township 427
Crosses Pequea Creek
Official name Pequea #10 Bridge
Maintained by Lancaster County
WGCB Number 38-36-25
Characteristics
Design Burr Arch Truss Bridge
Total length 120 ft (37 m)
Width 4.3 m (14 ft)
Height 11.5 ft (3.5 m)
History
Constructed by Davis Kitch
Construction end 1860
Baumgardner's Mill Covered Bridge
MPS Covered Bridges of Lancaster County TR
NRHP reference No. 80003541
Added to NRHP December 11, 1980

The Baumgardner's Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans Pequea Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. A county-owned and maintained bridge, its official designation is the Pequea #10 Bridge. Note: The mill was constructed in 1800.

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 is located approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of Frogtown Road on Covered Bridge Road just to the east of Pennsylvania Route 324 in Martic Township. The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-25. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1980.

History

The Baumgardner's Covered Bridge was built in 1860 by Davis Kitch at a cost of $1,284. In 1987 the bridge was restored after it was damaged in a flood the previous year. During this restoration process, which cost $200,000, the bridge was raised by 4 feet (1.2 m) and lengthened by 9 feet (2.7 m) to protect it from damage in potential future flooding.

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