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Gallery: Company Donates Bridge Paint Job

A regional business played a big role in the rehab work on Knox Covered Bridge, the iconic symbol of Tredyffrin Township.

Over the past week, of Havertown, a residential painting business, donated the labor to re-paint a refurbished covered bridge in the Valley Forge National Historic Park in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.

The bridge was closed on August 17 and re-opened late Saturday afternoon with new boards on the sides of the bridge and fresh coats of primer and paint all around.

As of Friday afternoon painters at the bridge work site told TE Patch they expected to use around 20 gallons of paint plus about the same number of gallons of primer on the bridge.

Knox covered bridge was built in 1865 to cross the Valley Creek in the Tredyffrin Township section of what's now Valley Forge National Historical Park. The last major refurbishing work on the bridge was done in 1996.

Debra Watson September 03, 2012 at 12:36 PM
I happened to drive by yesterday, and the bridge looks great! Thank you everyone for your efforts!!
John C September 03, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I'm glad the TE Patch shared this story and highlighted the volunteer work of Nolan to restore the bridge. What a great community service by both organizations.
Marc September 04, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Ditto John's comments. That's what community service is all about.

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