More on the History of Messiah College’s Covered Bridge

Workers at Messiah College hard at work restoring elements of the on-campus covered bridge. Built in 1867, it was moved from nearby Bowmansdale to the college campus in 1972 and now serves as a pedestrian path over the Yellow Breeches Creek. (York Town Square)

We’ve blogged before about Messiah College’s iconic covered bridge.

Today, the York Town Square blog posted this story about the bridge’s history and contemporary significance. Here’s a taste:

Messiah College has the the last traffic-bearing covered bridge in York County on its campus.

Well, it crosses the Yellow Breeches, the boundary of York and Cumberland counties, to at least touch the bank in York County.

It’s undergoing renovations so it can keep the status of York County’s only covered bridges.

Read the whole article here.


About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah College. PhD student at Temple University. Member of Grantham BIC.
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