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.
For the story, go to: http://www.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=146840.
[Our thanks to Jim Smedley and Tom Keating for finding this article - Ed.]