White Rock Forge Covered Bridge


  • White Rock Forge Covered Bridge
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  • Kirkwood, PA 17536


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Octoraro Creek

Located at Lat. 39.825 / Long. -76.09

Originally built by John Russell in 1847 (cost not known).  Rebuilt by Elias McMellen in 1884 for $2167.  It is the county’s second oldest covered bridge still open to traffic.  Location:  3/4 mile south of Noble Road on White Rock Road in Colerain Township about 51/2 miles southeast of Quarryville.

Narrative & photo credit: Kenneth W. Collins, author of "Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania"

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