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Support Reconstruction of Risser's Mill Covered Bridge

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Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005
From: Ben and June Evans

On July 8, 2002 Pennsylvania lost one of its Lancaster County covered bridges to arson - The Risser's Mill Bridge. Little had been heard about its replacement until recently. As stated on our TBCBSP web site: "Some officials and residents would like to see a concrete span built in its place while others would like to see a new covered bridge rebuilt in its place."

Obviously, we're sure that all of us would like to see it replaced with a replica of the Risser's Mill Covered Bridge.

Email support and attendance at public meetings has played a major role in having other covered bridges replaced with replica structures - Books Bridge in Perry County, the Ryot Bridge in Bedford County, and most recently the assurance that Mood's Bridge in Bucks county will be rebuilt.

There is strength in numbers! We encourage each of you to write an email in support of rebuilding Risser's Mill Bridge as a covered bridge. Please send all emails to Bob and Judy Kuether at: They will make sure they get to the meeting scheduled for July 26. Copies might also be sent to the Lancaster County Planning Commission at:

Mr. Sam Allen, a local business man, is spearheading the effort to rebuild the bridge as a covered bridge. If we can acquire his email address, we will send it along also so that supporting emails can also be sent to him.

Also, if you are in a position to attend the public meeting being held at 7:00 p.m. on July 26, in the Donegal High School Auditorium, 915 Anderson Ferry Rd , Mount Joy, PA 17552-9747, we encourage you to do so!!!

We look forward to seeing many of you there, or to hearing that your email has been received.

July 21, 2005 - Greetings to our Bridging Friends:

In our email of 7/16/05 requesting support of the replication of the Risser's Mill Covered Bridge, we promised that we would notify you if we could acquire the email address of Mr. Sam Allen who is spearheading the efforts to build the covered bridge.

Mr. Allen contacted us this evening indicating he would be delighted to receive a copy of your emails supporting the rebuilding of the bridge. His email address is:

Thank you, again, for your support. We look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting in Mount Joy on July 26 at 7 p.m.

Ben and June Evans

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