Our Society will have a one-day safari to northeast Lancaster County covered bridges on Saturday June 19, 2021.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Sheetz Convenience Store located off the Brownstown exit of US222 northeast of Lancaster, PA.  We will stop at 8 covered bridges, a rest stop, and a lunch stop at an area restaurant.

Bridges included in the safari will be Zook's Mill, Erb's Mill, Keller's Mill, Bitzer's Mill, Bucher's Mill, Oberholtzers, Weaver's Mill and Poole Forge.

Our Annual Safari is still being planned for August 28-30, 2021. 

See our Safari page for details.

Rock Bridge in Schuylkill County (PA-54-02)

photo by Anita Ford


Rock Bridge is one of only two authentic covered bridges remaining in Schuylkill County. 

Rock Bridge and Zimmerman's Bridge (PA-54-01) both cross Lower Little Swatara Creek.  

 The Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity Organization.

The purpose of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. is to promote interest and active participation in the preservation and restoration of the remaining historic covered bridges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, Inc., generally meets the first Sunday of each month except in January and February when there is no meeting. (If a major holiday interferes, the meeting is normally held the following Sunday.) Five or six of the meetings are held at Manheim Community Farm Show Exhibition Center, 502 Adele Ave., Manheim, PA 17545 starting at 2 p.m.  The remaining meetings are held at various locations as listed in the Society's newsletters and on this website.

Membership includes the Society's publications. Effective with 2019-2020 membership, our magazine, WOODEN COVERED SPANS,  is issued once a year. Our newsletter, PENNSYLVANIA CROSSINGS, is issued three times a year in a black and white hard copy version and an electronic color edition. Publications are not available without membership. (Click on the publication links in this paragraph to view a sample edition of our magazine and newsletter.)

Our membership year runs from October 1 to September 30. Annual dues are $15.00 for an individual, $20.00 for a couple at the same address and $20.00 for a business or corporate membership. A paid life membership is available for $250.00. Life membership for a couple at the same address is $300.00 and $125 for any additional family members.

Each year the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, Inc., plans a Covered Bridge Safari. A covered bridge safari is when a group of covered bridge enthusiasts caravan to covered bridges in a particular county or geographic area. The 2021 Safari is planned for Southeastern Ohio on August 28-30 (tentative dates). We will visit about 18 bridges.

Each year the Governor signs a proclamation to encourage all Pennsylvanians to visit covered bridges. "See Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges" Week begins the first Saturday after the first Sunday in May, to and including the third Sunday of May.

Monthly photo (as shown above) for submission by Society members only.  Please submit Pennsylvania covered bridge digital photos to jbsmedley@comcast.net.

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