Herr's Mill Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans Pequea Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is also sometimes known as Soudersburg Bridge.
The bridge has a double span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design. It is painted red on the outside, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges. Both approaches to the bridge are painted in the traditional white color.
The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-21. In 1980 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003537. It is located in Paradise Township on Ronks Road 0.4 km (0.25 mi) south of U.S. Route 30 to the east of Lancaster city.
1875 the bridge was rebuilt by James C. Carpenter at a cost of $1860. The bridge was later bypassed by a new concrete bridge and is now on the private property of the Mill Bridge Village Camping Resort. In 2006, after plans to demolish the bridge were reported, owner Brian Kopan was quoted as saying "The bridge is in fine condition. This bridge seemed to be in the worse condition of the five bridges we went to, I hope that the owner will do some work on it so that we will not loose this great old bridge.
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snunney (103389) 2010-02-06 7:48
The weathered timbers of this old bridge are nicely rendered with good colours and sharpness. The point of view is well chosen and the little pile of remaining snow creates a sense of depth. It would be a shame for it to be pulled down after all this time.
Buin (42468) 2010-02-06 8:58
A bridge with a door - like a house. I've seen several bridges like this one, especially in Austria - but never with a door. For American standards this is an old and venerable building. An interesting contribution here on TE!
Greetings from still very snowy Germany - and have a nice weekend!
jacquest (19007) 2010-02-06 9:33
Another interesting photo of a covered bridge with very good colors and sharpness. Your angle of shot allows us to see the whole length of the bridge and the approach. It is the first one I see with doors. Hope some maintenance will be done.
jurek1951 (42196) 2010-02-06 10:28
Really very nice your architecture photos this one is very sharp and very well composed.The lighting is fantastic.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-02-06 11:09
LOL I don't remember having seen a closed bridge before, so it looks like a garage, different and luminous image
have a nice day JY
Cretense (68703) 2010-02-07 3:56
Very impressive and unusual bridge, great photo! Excellent diagonal perspective, great tight framing and composition! Flawless light management, beautiful colours!
jplebrun (21208) 2010-02-07 5:13
belle photo de ce pont qui devrait être considéré comme monument historique pour pouvoir recevoir l'argent nécessaire pour sa remise en état, tu as bien choisi ton angle de visé et fais une belle photo.
pierrefonds (68967) 2010-02-07 11:09
The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the structure of the covered bridge. The trees are framing the bridge. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
ktanska (28437) 2010-02-08 5:47
Interesting view showing the bridge with closed doors. I wonder if the reason is that it's on a private property or if there's also safety issues. Nice that it has the name printed for information to anyone interested.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-02-08 7:36
you took a beautiful photo from this bridge, the composition of the photo is very attractive, the colours and lights are very nice, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week!
gunbud (34066) 2010-02-08 16:13
The old bridge fell into good hads that will keep it in good repair.
She stands out nicely against the soft blue sky and puffy clouds.
The light is strong here giving to sharp details and soft shadows.
mkamionka (39209) 2010-02-09 2:17
so thats how American old architecture looks like ;)
Don't worry I am joking, it is really a nice and very interesting catch. Very well presented.
alibasarir (15580) 2010-02-09 5:32
çok güzel bir bakış açısı ve nefis bir görüntü.köprünün kadraj içindeki görünümü,bulutlu gökyüzü ve renkler nefis elinize sağlık.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-02-09 7:33
Is the bridge closed ?
Excellent colours and contrast
Have a nice day
jlbrthnn (76039) 2010-02-09 7:42
It is still a beautiful image of a typical specimen of bridge, preserved well. The points of view and framing describe the building perfectly. The light and clearness are perfect. Cheer.
Have a nice day
JCG (35129) 2010-02-10 5:11
All these covered bridges are extraordinary subjects for photography as well not their history as by their architectural quality. An good example here, that this good framing emphasizes well as well as the good weather for the colors and the light. Interesting photograph Asa and thank you for the instructive note.
With all my friendships and with soon,
Charo (51212) 2010-02-10 16:27
It appears that you are doing Gunbud competition, with this series of covered bridges.
Very good perspective with excellent light and detail, all accompanied by an interesting note.
Royaldevon (41064) 2010-02-11 1:18
Like you, I hope work is done on this bridge.
I hate to see historic treasures lost by thoughtless neglect.
You have chosen a good pov, with a gentle lead to the bridge, followed by strong lines, leading into the m/g.
The light is well handled, the focus is sharp and the details captured nicely.
Have a good day,
darek1978 (13361) 2010-02-11 14:30
Great photo! The light is wonderful. I love the depth of the image, great perspective and excellent details(especially the snow in the foreground). Well done!
Thanks for sharing,
Uhu (8607) 2010-02-18 0:47
Looks more like a barn than a bridge, really interesting one!
Very informative note - I never have seen such bridges.
And quite a photo, too!
Longroute (19396) 2010-02-25 4:38
It's the first time that I see one of those bridges with the closed door! But of course the explanation is in your interesting note. It's a bright photo, with a fine light and perspective. A deserving tribute to this old pensioner.
- Copyright: Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) (21427)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-02
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon 10-22 EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM, DIGITAL Circular P.L.D. 72mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Covered Bridges [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-06 7:11