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Kauffman Bridge
Manheim, PA - Lancaster County
Photo of Kauffman Bridge
Photo of Kauffman Bridge

Photo of Kauffman Bridge Portal
Photo of Kauffman Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Pennsylvania Dutch
Amish Country
County:  Lancaster
Town:  Rapho
Locality:  Manheim
Position - Lat: 
N 40º  08.887'
W 76º
ridge Carries:  Sun Hill  Road
Bridge Crosses:  Chickies Creek
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Burr Arch
Burr Arch Sketch
Year Built:  1874
Builder:  Elias McMellen
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  96 Ft.
Width: 15 Ft.
Posted Load: 5 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 11'-6"
World Guide No.: 38-36-32
National Register of Historic Places Date:

The Kauffman Bridge is single span Burr Arch with a total length of 96 feet. It is located in Sun Hill Road over Chickies Creek. This historic bridge is an was built in 1876 by Elias McMellen.

The bridge has an excellent areas to take photographs from all sides. Limited traffic.

Parking on road.

Truss / Arch

Photo of Kauffman Bridge Truss

Location Map

Location map of Kakuffman Bridge

Soutwest of Manheim.  PA722 southwest 1.4 miles from juction PA72 in Manheim,  east on Sun Hill Road 0.15 miles to the bridge. 

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