Greetings all! This Post was made before about the Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge that is located about a 1/2 hr. drive away for me in a town named Lenhartsville, PA. The difference with this post is that this Bridge has been repaired & made to look much better than it was before. The image above is what it used to look like before the restoration.
Here now, is the restored bridge after months of work. During the years of 1834 – 1885 there were 45 different Covered Bridges built in the area. This is just one of them, plus the ones I posted about before. Dreibelbis Station Bridge is 172 feet long & weighs just over 100,000 lbs. She looks darn good!
Here’s another look at the bridge from a different angle. As you can see there has been new Red siding installed, a new roof, and new stone supports. The small problem I had was that I could not walk inside the bridge yet. I was still blocked off for any traffic. Guess it’s not quite ready yet.
This is about all I could show of the supports in the Bridge. Notice the old way of securing the beams together with 1″ Dowel Pins.
This is the clearance to enter the Bridge. Traffic is not yet allowed, but cars can cross over when it opens. Also, notice the “Hex sign” at the top which I had posted about before. I don’t know what this one means. They all have a special meaning from the PA Dutch.
Here’s another look. During the heavy rain, we had a few weeks ago from that Tropical Storm that came our way, the water rose up very, very close to the Bridge! That would have not been good! All that work might have been washed away! The few homes in the background are part of Dreibelbis Station. Just where that name came from, I don’t know.
Taken from the Internet, this is a picture of the bridge from long ago.
Here is how they lifted the Burr Arch Truss Bridge before/after it’s restoration. Wish I could have seen this being done! I knew nothing about it, until later on after the work was just about complete. The Farmhouse in the background belongs to a friend of mine. This is how I found out.
Well, this should be the last Post on Covered Bridges around here for a while. Thanks for stopping by.