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Keller's Mill Bridge


White is an unusual color for covered bridges in Lancaster County. In fact, this bridge is the only one of the county's covered bridges that is not painted red.

This same bridge once spanned the Cocalico Creek at Rettew Mill Road, but due to increasing traffic, it was dismantled in 2006 and reassembled here at Middle Creek Road in 2010. A new concrete span was built at Rettew Mill Road, and an iron bridge at Middle Creek Road was removed.

Keller's Mill Bridge is named for the family who built a house and mill near the bridge's original location.

Although the mill is now gone, the Keller house still stands on Rettew Mill Road. The first covered bridge at that site was built in 1873, but was destroyed by flood. In 1891, the existing bridge was constructed by Elias McMellen, who also built the earlier bridge.

Other names associated with this bridge include the Rettew family, who owned the Keller house and mill in the early 20th century, and Guy Bard, a prominent attorney who owned these properties in the 1940s and 1950s.

Website: https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=126296

Attribution: By William Fischer, Jr

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Posted By: Ray Gurganus

Updated: 10-26-2021