McConnell’s Mill and Covered Bridge Are Amazing Sights to See! Christine’s Chronicles

This is a MUST-SEE place! Spanning the cliffs and rapids of Slippery Rock Creek sits McConnell’s Mill covered bridge, a historic thoroughfare built in 1874 that is steeped in both history and legend. Rumor has it that between the mill and the bridge, this is one of the most haunted areas of Butler County, so it draws both bridge enthusiasts as well as those seeking contact with the spirit world.

The covered bridge was constructed upon stone foundations, supported by steel girders. This distinctive red-with-white-interior covered bridge measures 96′ in length, and sports a Howe truss design, which can only be found in three other still-standing PA covered bridges. Located in Lawrence County in Portersville, this bridge is constructed with vertical board-and-batten siding, which was common among Pennsylvania covered bridges in the 19th century.

A one-foot “window” beneath each of the top chords enables light to penetrate the bridge’s otherwise dim interior.

Built in 1874, McConnell’s Mill covered bridge is still used by vehicular traffic today to cross the rapid waters of Slippery Rock Creek.

Folklore and legends swirl around this old mill structure at McConnell’s Mill state park.

A glimpse inside the old mill building shows sturdy beams and historic ambiance.

From the observation deck both the mill and the covered bridge can be seen along with the foamy white rapids of Slippery Rock Creek and its dangerous rocks.

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