38-06-03) (WGCB PA-06-03): (1832; repaired 1957 and 1971;
repaired 1985) A single-span multiple Kingpost with Burr arch truss
140' over Manatawny Creek. Located: On Spangsville Road, just
north of Spangsville, Oley Township, Pennsylvania. Directions:
From the jct. of SR 73 and SR 2051, between Pleasantville and Shanesville,
Pennsylvania, go south on SR 2051 (becomes Manatawny Road) for 0.1 mile.
Turn right and go 1.3 miles on Manatawny Road (SR 2051) (be sure to stay
on Manatawny Road (SR 2051)) until the jct. with Spangsville Road.
Turn right on Spangsville Road for 0.3 mile to the bridge. The bridge
was repaired in 1957 and again in 1971. In July 1985, during a thunderstorm,
lightening hit a tree next to the bridge and jumped from the tree to the
bridge and traveled down the four eastern end uprights into the ground.
All four uprights suffered damage and one had to be replaced because of
extensive splintering. The truss system is comprised of double Burr
arches sandwiching multiple Kingposts. The structure
rests on stone and mortar abutments has long stone and mortar wing
walls which are capped with concrete. The sides and portals are covered
with barn red painted horizontal clapboard siding and it is open under
the eves for ventilation. The deck consists of wide crosswise planking.
Also known as the Greisemer's Mill Covered Bridge. It was
listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1981.