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Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge
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Coordinates 40°7′55.5″N 76°18′2.5″W / 40.132083°N 76.300694°W / 40.132083; -76.300694
Crosses Farm pond inlet
Locale Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Other name(s) Abram Hess' Mill, Eichelberger's, Eichelberger's Stone
Maintained by Private owner
WGCB Number 38-36-15
Design Burr Arch-Truss
Total length 58 ft (18 m)
Width 15 ft (4.6 m)
Constructed by Theodore Cochran
MPS Covered Bridges of Lancaster County TR
NRHP reference No. 80003528
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980
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The Buck Hill Covered Bridge, Eichelberger's Covered Bridge, or Abram Hess' Mill Bridge is a burr arch-truss style covered bridge located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located on the Buck Hill Farm's pond on private property.

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-15. In 1980 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003528. It is located on private property.

The bridge is one of only 3 covered bridges in the county with horizontal side boards.


The original build date and builder of the covered bridge is unknown. However, it was probably built around 1825 to provide access to Abram Hess's store. In 1844 the bridge was sold to George Eichelberger. That same year the bridge was heavily damaged in a flood and had to be repaired. It was rebuilt by Theodore D. Cochran at a cost of $799. The bridge was moved, in 1966, to the Buck Hill Farm, a private farm located in Warwick Township 1.2 kilometers (0.75 mi) south of Kissel Hill on Pennsylvania Route 501.

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