McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge

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McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge
McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge northern side in sunlight.jpg
Upstream side of the bridge
McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge
LocationMcConnell's Mill Road, Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States[2]
Nearest cityRose Point
Coordinates40°57′10″N 80°10′13″W / 40.95278°N 80.17028°W / 40.95278; -80.17028Coordinates: 40°57′10″N 80°10′13″W / 40.95278°N 80.17028°W / 40.95278; -80.17028
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built1874
Architectural styleHowe truss bridge
Governing bodyLocal
MPSLawrence County Covered Bridges TR
NRHP Reference #80003544[1]
Added to NRHPJune 27, 1980
 
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McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge
McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge northern side in sunlight.jpg
Upstream side of the bridge
McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge
LocationMcConnell's Mill Road, Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States[2]
Nearest cityRose Point
Coordinates40°57′10″N 80°10′13″W / 40.95278°N 80.17028°W / 40.95278; -80.17028Coordinates: 40°57′10″N 80°10′13″W / 40.95278°N 80.17028°W / 40.95278; -80.17028
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built1874
Architectural styleHowe truss bridge
Governing bodyLocal
MPSLawrence County Covered Bridges TR
NRHP Reference #80003544[1]
Added to NRHPJune 27, 1980

The McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States.[2]:2 It spans the Slippery Rock Creek in McConnells Mill State Park,[3] southeast of Rose Point,[2]:5 Built in 1874, the bridge is a Howe truss built on stone foundations and supported by steel girders.[2]:7

Unlike many Pennsylvania counties, Lawrence County never possessed many covered bridges; perhaps only five such bridges were ever built in the county. Today, only the McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge and the Banks Covered Bridge near Volant remain.[4]:2 The McConnell's Mill bridge is particularly significant for its usage of the Howe truss design; it is one of only four extant Howe truss bridges statewide.[2]:2

In 1980, the bridge was recognized for its historical significance by being placed on the National Register of Historic Places,[1] along with the Banks Bridge.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Zacher, Susan M. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: McConnell's Mill Covered Bridge. National Park Service, 1979-12-11. Accessed 2009-08-31.
  3. ^ McConnells Mill State Park, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Accessed 2009-08-31.
  4. ^ a b Zacher, Susan M. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Multiple Property Submission: Lawrence County Covered Bridges TR. National Park Service, 1979-12-11. Accessed 2009-08-31.

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