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Herr's Mill Covered Bridge up for Removal

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Lancaster, PA, July 18, 2011 - Bill Caswell, Hillsboro, NH,, recieved the following letter:

Bill, I am writing to make your organization aware of the possible removal of a 180 foot long double Burr Truss covered bridge located at 101 Ronks Road, Paradise Township/East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, PA. (A photo is attached.) The bridge is unfortunately privately owned and the current owner does not want to continue to maintain it. He is working toward removing deed restriction placed on the bridge when it was transferred into private ownership and has found a contractor willing to remove the bridge which will likely be sold for architectural salvage.

Would your organization consider sending a letter asking the County of Lancaster to take ownership of the bridge so that it can be restored and preserved in place, or removed and rebuilt at another location in the County or nearby?

If so, please write to the following:

Lancaster County Government Center
Office of the County Commissioners
150 North Queen Street
7th floor, Suite 715
Lancaster, PA 17603

David Kimmerly

David Kimmerly, Field Representative
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Preservation Pennsylvania
257 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17101
215-353-7625 (Cell)
717-234-2310 (Harrisburg Office)

Send Regular Mail Correspondence to: David Kimmerly. 1137 Park Ave.,Lansdale, PA 19446

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