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Eshelman's Mill / Paradise Bridge
Paradise, PA - Lancaster County

Eshelman's bridge durning construction

Eshelman's Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Pennsylvania Dutch
Amish Country
County:  Lancaster
Town:  Between Paradise and Leacock
Locality:  Paradise
Position - Lat: 
N 40º 00.788'change
W 76º 07.236'change
Bridge Carries:  Belmont Road
Bridge Crosses:  Paquea Creek
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Burr Arch
Town Lattice Truss Sketch
Year Built:  1893
Builder:  Elias McMellen
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  113 Ft.
Width: 15 Ft.
Posted Load: 3 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 6'-6"
World Guide No.: 38-36-20
National Register of Historic Places Date:

The Eshelmans Mill Bridge is single span Burr Arch with a total length of 113 feet. It carries Belmont Road over Pequia Creek. It is located west of Paradise. This historic bridge is an was built in 1883.

The park on the north side of the bridge is an excellent area to take photographs of this bridge. Easy access under bridge on south side, good for underside and panoramic photos.

Parking was available at bridge during our vist, the bridge was under rehibilitation in 2004.


Photo of Eshelman's Bridge Truss

Location Map

Location map of Esheleman's Bridge

On Belmont Road, northeast of Paradise.

Lancaster County Covered Bridge Tour One - Central Lancaster County

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