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Pleasantville–Oley Turnpike Covered Bridge

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1852, David Renno and Jonathan Bitner, builders; 2004 reconstructed. 0.5 miles south of PA 73

Oley Valley is made even more scenic by possessing one of the most spectacular of the state's covered bridges. It spans Manatawny Creek with a single arch of 128 feet that is carried by a novel scheme of two pairs of Burr arched trusses one above the other. Light is provided within because the exterior siding stops at the rafters, creating a linear opening the length of the bridge.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Pleasantville–Oley Turnpike Covered Bridge", [, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-BE17.

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