Bridges of Lancaster County - Zook's Mill Covered Bridge

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Zook's Mill Covered Bridge

One cannot help but find the covered bridges of Lancaster County, PA part of the tranquil experience in Lancaster Living. There are 29 covered bridges in the county. This makes it the number one county in Pennsylvania for covered bridges and second in the nation to Parkes County, Indiana. Many of these bridges are passable by car, but limited to one lane.

This is Zook's Mill Covered Bridge, located within two miles of my home. It is typical of most of the covered bridges in Lancaster county. It is made of the Burch Arch Truss design and can be seen in the picture below.

Bridges of Lancaster County

Most early bridges were constructed of wood because it was easily accessible and affordable. These bridges were covered because it protected the wood and substantially increased its life.

Bridges of Lancaster CountyBridges of Lancaster County

Zook's Mill Covered Bridge is one of the few bridges were survived the ravages of Hurricane Agnes in 1972. You get a sense of how high the water rose during this savage storm. Visit and learn more of the joys of living in Lancaster. The clatter of the floorboards as you drive across them with the reduced speed help you stop and realize what is of real importance. There is nothing better than Lancaster living.

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Cal Yoder
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I know it is expensive for local municipalities to maintain, but I am glad we have so many. 26 of the 29 are in the National Historic Register.

July 30, 2011 10:09 PM
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Great pictures, Cal.  Not something we see around here . . . course you probably don't have highways that go thru mountains either :)  Lovely feeling for the area.  Thanks . . .

July 30, 2011 10:26 PM
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Cal Yoder
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On the turnpike we do have mountain tunnels. But these bridges do lend to a unique experience.

Cal

July 30, 2011 10:34 PM
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
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Cal , your photos are lovely and I've visited Lancaster more than once.  Tranquil and restful.  We don't have many covered bridges in my area.

July 30, 2011 11:32 PM
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Glad you enjoy the photos. You may not covered bridges, but what you have you do a great job telling us about. Thanks Leah!

Cal

July 31, 2011 06:05 AM
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Cool photo of the covered bridge Cal, love the one of the construction inside.

July 31, 2011 06:53 AM
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Glad you enjoyed it Roger. Have a great day my friend!

Cal

July 31, 2011 07:48 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I've always loved covered bridges Cal.  Thanks for the great photos.  Beautiful spot!

July 31, 2011 09:00 AM
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Cal, I'm a fan of covered bridges. My grandfather was a bridge maker - I only wish he had built covered bridges. They fascinate me and there's something comforting about going through one. I love the architecture, in particular.

Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning with that beautiful covered bridge. For me, they are very inspiring.

 

July 31, 2011 10:27 AM
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Thanks Gabe. Fly on up to PA, let's tour a couple of the bridges and have a cup of coffee.

Patricia, I know covered bridges are a throw back to a different era and the fact they are still around makes them special. Happy to inspire.

Cal

July 31, 2011 11:55 AM
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I love bridges like this and I could hear the clatter of the floorboards as you were describing Zook's Mill covered bridge!

July 31, 2011 07:58 PM
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Cal Yoder
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I love that sound Renee! Have a great evening!

Cal

July 31, 2011 10:52 PM
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My camera and I are having fits of envy! I wanna go, I wanna go!!!

August 01, 2011 11:24 PM
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Cal Yoder
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Come on up and enjoy! Would love to entertain you!

Cal

August 01, 2011 11:30 PM
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Debbie Walsh
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Cal great pictures!  I miss seeing these bridges.  We don't really have too many over here anymore.

August 03, 2011 07:30 AM
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Cal Yoder
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Debra, come to Lancaster and see a few of ours! Have a great day!

August 03, 2011 07:40 AM
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Cal,

What a cool bridge!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

August 03, 2011 10:33 PM
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Ann, it is pretty cool!

Cal

August 03, 2011 10:51 PM
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Wow 29 covered bridges? I'm not even sure we have that many left in the whole state of Oregon. I would love to visit your area just to take pictures of those! (One day)




August 04, 2011 11:03 AM
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When that one day comes, I will travel along to get some pointers on pic taking!

Cal

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