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Covered Bridges of Southern Chester County

Octorara Creek

    Pine Grove Bridge      

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Pine Grove Bridge is the second bridge that crosses the Octorara and joins Chester and Lancaster Counties (see Mercer's on  Central Chester Co. Covered Bridge page).  This is the largest covered bridge in Chester County and it's only "double" span bridge.

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Pine Grove is Chester County's largest covered bridge.   It is really two bridges back to back.   The above picture shows the double Burr Truss construction.

During the winter of 2007-2008 Pine Grove was torn down and was rebuilt.  Here are some pictures during the construction. 

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Bridge removed and working on supports. Note the temporary walking bridge in the background Here is how the timbers of the arches were protected during the construction.

And here are some post-construction images. Note the integration of new and old timbers.

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See the recently reconstructed Larkin Covered Bridge at the bottom of Central Chester County Covered Bridges or  the Larkin Page for pictures showing how the old timbers were integrated with new wood after its move and reconstruction.

 

Big Elk Creek

Rudolph & Arthur's Bridge

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Linton Stephens' (Stevens') Bridge

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Linton Stephens' was renovated recently.

Glen Hope Bridge

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To view pictures of bridges in other parts of Chester County follow the following links.

 Northeast Chester County           Central Chester Co.

Or use these to go back to

Covered Bridges     Chester County CB   Landscape        Home

Someone in the Oxford, PA area has posted a driving tour of these four covered bridges. You can find it at: Driving Tour  Oxford Area Covered Bridges.

Longitude and Latitude in degrees, minutes, and decimal minutes.

Pine Grove 39 47.589N 76 02.624W
Linton Stevens 39 44.756N 75 52.924W
Glen Hope 39 43.595N 70 54.464W
Rudolph & Authur 39 45.400N 75 54.751W