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Shearer Bridge
Manheim, PA - Lancaster County
Photo of Shearer Bridge
Photo of Shearer Bridge

Photo of Shearer Bridge Portal
Photo of Shearer Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Pennsylvania Dutch
Amish Country
County:  Lancaster
Town:  Manheim
Locality:  Manheim
Position - Lat: 
N 40º  10.307'
W 76º
ridge Carries:  Private  Road
Bridge Crosses:  Chickies Creek
Bridge Traffic:  Pedestrian
Truss Type:  Burr Arch
Burr Arch Sketch
Year Built:  1847
Builder:  Jacob Clare
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  86 Ft.
Width: 15 Ft.
Posted Load: Unknown
Posted Vertical Clearance: 10'-6"
World Guide No.: 38-36-31
National Register of Historic Places Date:

The Shearer Bridge is single span Burr Arch with a total length of 96 feet. It is located in Veterans's Memoral Park and carries a pedestrian path over Chickies Creek. This historic bridge is an was built in 1847 by Jacob Clare.

The bridge has an excellent areas to take photographs from all sides. No traffic.

Parking  on Adele Avenue in the park.

Truss / Arch

Photo of Sheearer Bridge Truss

Location Map

Location map of Shearer Bridge

In Manheim.  In Veteran's Memoral Park on Adele Avenue northeast from junction PA72 in Manheim. 

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