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Crews work to reclaim covered bridge swept away in flood

I guess it's pretty nice that this historic bridge can be rebuilt. But you have to wonder if it will be adequate for the next big flood.

WGAL.com reports:

RAPHO TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Nearly six weeks after floodwaters wrenched it from its foundation, a popular Lancaster County covered bridge is on the mend.

The Little Chickies Creek near Mount Joy and Rapho Township swelled so much in September's flooding that it swept away the Seigrist Covered Bridge, which was built in 1885. The bridge floated downstream and became stuck.

On Tuesday, crews started work to move the 50-ton bridge back upstream to its home. Cranes will hoist it out of the creek and place it on the banks. Once there, workers will repair and restore the 126-year-old span. Then it can be settled onto its foundation.

County commissioners approved the plan to repair the bridge.