Bitzer's Mill Covered Bridge


  • Bitzer's Mill Covered Bridge
  • 320 Cats Back Road
  • (Approximate Address)
  • Ephrata, PA 17522


  • Primary - (717) 299-8901

Conestoga River

Located at Lat. 40.14 / Long. -76.15

Built by George Fink and Samuel Reamsnyder in 1846 for $1115.  It is also known as Martin’s Mill Bridge, Eberly’s Cider Mill Bridge and Fiantz’s Mill Bridge, all earlier mill owners.  Steel “I” beams were installed under the floor to help support the county’s oldest bridge still in use.  Location:  1.5 miles southwest of Highway 322 and Cabin Road and 1/8 mile south of Cider Mill Road in West Earl Township.

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

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