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Friday, September 15, 2017

Willow Hill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County

Willow Hill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County
I grew up Perry County Pennsylvania and as a child...I can remember my family taking road trips around the state and we would often pass through covered bridges. As a child, I didn't give much thought to those old wooden bridges, but now as an adult...I really appreciate their construction and beauty.

The three covered bridges that I'm most familiar with are the Fort Hunter Covered Bridge in Harrisburg, the covered bridge in Newport and the now defunct covered bridge in Delville (lost to fire a few years ago).
Willow Hill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County

On a recent trip down to Lancaster in Pennsylvania we came across a few of the covered bridges located in Lancaster County. Today, I'm sharing a few photographs with you of the Willow Hill Covered Bridge that sits right alongside route 30...a major route that runs through the county.

Fun Fact: There are currently less than 30 registered covered bridges in Lancaster County.

This wooden covered bridge was built in 1962 by Roy Zimmerman from parts from two old previous bridges. It measures 93 feet long by 15 feet wide. On the day that we visited, I was able to walk entirely through the bridge which was really nice to experience.
Willow Hill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County Pennsylvania

It's painted in the traditional barn red color with white trim. The roof is done in a black/gray type of coloring. As I was walking through the bridge I noticed that the interior was left in a natural state. It's a single span, so only one vehicle can go through at a time and there are two small window openings on each side of the bridge.

Over the coming weeks I'll be sharing some more photographs with all of you on some of the other covered bridges that we saw during our little road trip around Lancaster County. If you're a covered bridge fan, you definitely need to come see the 25+ that we have in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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