Ebenezer Bridge

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

Ebenezer Church Bridge, Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Ebenezer Church Bridge, Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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Ebenezer Bridge

For the next few weeks, Wednesday will be Covered Bridge Day on my blog.  This will not be quite as structured a theme as the Ringling Museum set as I will be bouncing around half-a-dozen different states to bring you some of the varied styles of Covered Bridges.

Ebenezer Church Bridge, Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Ebenezer Church Bridge, Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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This is Ebenezer Bridge, sometimes just known as Ebenezer Church Bridge.  It is located in Mingo Creek County Park, just north of Kammerer in Nottingham Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  It is a queenpost truss bridge, 38ft 4in in length, now spanning Mingo Creek.  The bridge was moved to its present location in Mingo Creek County Park in 1977 where it is one of two Covered Bridges in the park, the other being Henry Bridge.  During the move, Ebenezer Bridge was altered to rest on abutments remaining from another structure.

Ebenezer Church Bridge, Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Ebenezer Church Bridge, Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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From the side, the revised structure resembles an old-style train caboose; otherwise it is of similar design to the other bridges in Washington County, including Henry Bridge.  The bridge has a sheet metal roof and a deck of cross planking heavily reinforced with 5 steel I-beams.  It is covered in vertical board planking and painted barn red inside and out.

The details above have been taken from Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges: A Complete Guide by Benjamin D. Evans.

6 Comments

  1. Wonderful images Mark. I really like the perspective on the first one. I am a big fan of covered bridges so I am looking forward to this series.
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  2. Great shots, Mark. Love the perspective on the first on in particular. The construction style of this bridge is certainly different than I have seen. Nice find. Looking forward to seeing some of the others you’ve rounded up. 🙂
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  3. I love covered bridges…I’m going to enjoying this series. Great images in this one Mark. I particularly like the first one. Wonderful composition.
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  4. I love bridges, and covered bridges are just awesome, great shots Mark!
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  5. Nicely captured. These old style bridges look great. We have nothing like these in the UK. To me they are very unique looking.

  6. Nicely done, Mark. I like how you’ve worked your subject from different perspectives.

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