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Lawrence L. Knoebel Bridge

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1875, J. J. McHenry. Roaring Creek

Like several other Knoebel attractions, the Lawrence L. Knoebel Bridge was originally designed for a different venue. The queen-post covered bridge spanned West Creek in Columbia County for sixty years until the relocation of the road rendered it obsolete. In 1936, resort founder Henry Hartman Knoebel purchased the bridge, dismantled it, and moved it to Knoebels Grove. His son, Lawrence, for whom the bridge was renamed by the Theodore Burr Society, reassembled it over Roaring Creek at the entrance to the campgrounds. A covered pedestrian walkway was added by extending the roof on the downstream side.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Lawrence L. Knoebel Bridge", [Elysburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 396-396.

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