Big Chiques Creek
Located at Lat. 40.11559 / Long. -76.4254
Originally built by Charles Melhorn in 1847 for $650. Rebuilt by Levi Fink in 1855 for $837 after extensive flood damage. It is the 3rd oldest bridge in the county still open to traffic. Shenck is spelled alternately Shenk and Schenck. Location: 1/4 mile north of Highway 283 and Spook Road and 1/2 mile west on Shenck Road in East Hempfield Township.
Narrative & photo credit: Kenneth W. Collins, author of "Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania"