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Relocation of Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge to The Star Barn Village

Elizabethtown, PA (September 2018) –The Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge is being moved to Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown, PA as part of DAS Companies Inc’s stewardship outreach to save and preserve Lancaster County’s historic architectural treasures. All hurdles have been overcome and now the 210-ton crane arrives September 4th to sure up the structure which was almost lost in the last two floods this past month. Everything, including the lime stone abutments, are being removed and reused in the reconstruction of both sections of this amazing double pour arch bridge. One section will be used and rebuilt to its original grandeur for horse and carriage, hitch wagons and modern traffic crossing over the creek. The other section will be rebuilt to cross the creek at another point for an 1860’s replica of a 440 Steam Locomotive and passenger cars “Full Scale”. People from all over the world will once again be able to experience the master craftsmanship of the Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge in two distinct applications. The first half will be completed by March 30, 2019 with the second half being completed about 3 years later. Our opening to the public will be April 22, 2019 with the reenactment of the Lincoln Funeral Train passing by the Herr’s Mill Covered bridge.

Please visit TheStarBarn.com for more details.

About Stone Gables Estate
Stone Gables Estate, home of the historic Ironstone Ranch and The Star Barn Village, has 275 acres of pristine landscape including a working horse ranch and numerous settings for any event. Historically, it is where the Liberty Bell and Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Procession passed through on the ancient railroad bed. Stone Gables Estate is the perfect place to hold your “Events with a Purpose.” Net profits support Brittany’s Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding abandoned children around the world. For more information on Stone Gables Estate, visit www.StoneGablesEstate.com or call 717-902-9791.