Risser's Mill Covered Bridge

Risser's Mill Covered Bridge or Horst's Mill Covered Bridge was a covered bridge that spanned Little Chickie's Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was burnt by an arsonist on July 8, 2002. As of October, 2006, a concrete bridge is being built 100 feet north of the site of the bridge. Plans exist to rebuild a replica of the bridge on the original hand-laid stone bridge abutments. The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-36. Added in 2003, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80004612. It was located at 40°8′21.6″N 76°30′17.4″W / 40.139333°N 76.504833°W / 40.139333; -76.504833 (40.13933, -76.50483).


The bridge was built in 1872 by Elias McMellen using a Burr arch truss design.

  • Length: 82 feet (25.0 m) total length
  • Width: 15 feet (4.6 m) total width

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