Erbs Covered Bridge, Lititz

4.7
#7 of 14 in Historic Sites in Lancaster County
The Erb's Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans Hammer Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. A county-owned and maintained bridge, its official designation is the Hammer Creek #1 Bridge.
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 38-36-34. In 1980 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003536. It is located at (40.16733, -76.24400). The bridge can be found on Erb's Bridge Road north of Picnic Woods Road approximately 1 mile north of Pennsylvania route 772 and Rothsville, Pennsylvania.
The bridge was originally built in 1849 for a cost of $700. It was built on the Erb family's tract of land in the farming region along Hammer Creek. In 1887 the bridge was rebuilt by John G. Bowman for $1744.
Length: 70 feet (21.3 m) span and 80ft total lengthWidth: 13ft clear deck and 15ft total widthOverhead clearance: 11ftUnderclearance: 9ft
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  • Bridge is in great condition, you can park and walk thru. Informational plaque to read. We visited three bridges in the area  more »
  • This is a beautiful covered bridge on a charming road with a little creek underneath. It’s in great shape and has a pull off spot on either side of the bridge for stopping. You can read the plaques an...  more »
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  • Picturesque! A little dangerous in terms of traffic actually - it's a single lane and not enforced in any way.
  • It's a great historical site. Very sturdy.

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