erb's covered bridge // lancaster county, pennsylvania

February 21, 2023

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Happy Tuesday friends! I hope that you are having a wonderful week! 

Today I am so excited to share with y'all a bit more about Erb's Covered Bridge that I mentioned from our trip to Pennsylvania in December! You may remember that I mentioned that we spent so much of our time in Lancaster County driving around, exploring the beautiful countryside, and seeing some of the incredible historical places in the area.

One of the beautiful places we drove to was the Erb's covered Bridge which goes across Hammer Creek in Lancaster County. The history of the bridge was so fascinating to learn! 
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The bridge was built in 1849 and the cost was $700. It is historically designated as The Hammer Creek #1 Bridge. As you can see in the picture above, the bridge is painted red on the inside and outside which is the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges. 
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The bridge was built in 1849 and then in rebuilt in 1887. The bridge was built on the Erb Family land and the respected family has a rich history within Lancaster County that continues to this day. 
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This bridge is a beautiful place to visit and I can't recommend checking it out- such a small but beautiful piece of history located right in Pennsylvania!

Thank you so much for reading today friends! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Erb's Covered Bridge or Lancaster County in Pennsylvania! I am happy to answer and can't wait to hear about your own adventures! Have a wonderful day!

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