Zooks Mill Covered Bridge, Leola

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The Zook's Mill Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans Cocalico Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. A county-owned and maintained bridge, its official designation is the Cocalico #7 Bridge. The bridge is also known as Wenger Covered Bridge or Rose Hill Covered Bridge. It is located west of Brownstown on T 797, near the Warwick and West Earl Townships.

The bridge has a single span, wooden, double Burr arch trusses design with the addition of steel hanger rods. The deck is made from oak planks. It is painted red, the traditional color of Lancaster County covered bridges, on both the inside and outside. Both approaches to the bridge are painted red with white trim.

The bridge is 74 feet long and 13 feet three inches wide. It has a wooden burr type truss and was built in 1849 by Henry Zook. Unlike many other bridges in the county the bridge withstood Hurricane Agnes, despite being filled with 6-and-a-half feet of water. It is also known as the Wenger Covered Bridge, the Rose Hill Covered Bridge, and the Cocalico #7 Bridge.

The bridge's WGCB Number is 38-36-14. Added in 1980, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as structure number 80003508. It is located at 40°7′48.6″N 76°13′54.6″W (40.13017, -76.23183).
The bridge was featured in the 1978 film The Boys from Brazil (film).

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  • I enjoy seeking out the covered bridges in Lancaster County and anywhere else I can fin them. This one is as advertised. Well maintained and still functional.  more »
  • Zooks Mill Covered Bridge was our first covered bridge to see. The road to get there is scenic, winding around by Amish homes with women hanging laundry and working in the gardens. For a short time...  more »
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  • Cute bridge with a cute historical house kaddy corner.
  • Two pull offs on either side with a plaque describing the significance. **There is stinging nettle BEWARE** pic included
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