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Pleasantville Covered Bridge Closed After Truck Hits Bar

WGN 38-06-01

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Pleasantville, PA, July 5, 2009 - The Pleasantville Covered Bridge will be closed for repairs after a truck crashed through the "Goal Post" barriers designed to keep oversized vehicles from entering the bridge.

Trucks have damaged the bridge twice since it was reopened it in 2004 after $2.2 million was spent on the span repairing damage caused by a 1993 storm.

The 133-foot Pleasantville Covered Bridge was built in 1856 using a Burr Truss to cross Little Manatawny Creek near Berks County's Pleasantville.

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[Our thanks to Jim Smedley and Tom Keating for finding this article - Ed.]

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