November 01, 2012, Rapho-West Hempfield, PA - Work to put the Siegrist Mill Covered Bridge back in place over Chiques Creek can finally begin.
The county commissioners on Wednesday approved a contract worth $674,421 with Bulldog Construction of Coatesville to rebuild the 127-year-old span that was ripped off its moorings by floodwaters last year. Work on the bridge can begin immediately. The bridge is expected to be carrying traffic by next July.
The covered bridge was washed away Sept. 8, 2011, when Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than 15 inches of rain on northwestern Lancaster County.
[Our thanks to James Crouse for sharing this story - Ed.]