This is the Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge that was built in 1843 by a fella named John Russell. It is a single span wooden double burr arch truss design and it spans the Conestoga River. It is the longest single span covered bridge in Lancaster County, measuring a long 120 ft.
In the past years, the bridge was washed off it’s supports 2 times the last one being when Hurricane Agnes blew thru the area. As always is done, the bridge has been re-built to preserve the History of the area.
So, there is a bit of story behind this capture. While shooting other pictures of the bridge I had my camera & tripod set up for that, when all of a sudden I heard the “clip-clop” of a horse coming thru the bridge! Crap! I was not set up for that! By the time I ran to where I could get a shot, the buggy was out of what I wanted! Ok, this time I’m going to try it again keeping in mind that another buggy might cross the bridge again. Camera & tripod all set. Waiting, waiting, and more waiting. Nothing. It must have been close to a hour that I waited. So, I tore down and was putting my camera gear in the car, when sure enough here comes another one! Crap! Missed it again!
Ok, I thought. I’m gonna try one more time. Get set up again and started waiting again. About 15 min. later here comes another one! Outstanding! This time I got the shot, but not quite what I wanted. However, it’s close to it.
The Amish & Mennonite people really don’t like their picture taken from a frontal view. It’s always been like that, but for what reason, I really don’t know. With this image, I don’t think they knew I was there with a camera.
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