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Volant Bridge - Volant PA

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The Volant Bridge, a covered span built about 1891, carried Main Street in downtown Volant over the Neshannock Creek. The covered bridge, and another smaller one nearby across the millrace of Volant Mills, was torn down and removed in early 1932. A temporary bridge was erected nearby while construction of a modern span commenced in May 1932 and opened for traffic later the year. (c1905) (Courtesy of Todd Clark Collection) Full Size

The smaller covered bridge, over the raceway of the mill, is clearly seen behind the boy. The covered bridge over the Neshannock Creek is in background and marked by the black arrow. (c1907)


  1. Hi Jeff:

    I think your second (lower) bridge picture is of the covered bridge that still exists on Covered Bridge Road (County #1009), SW of Volant. I’m not sure how to upload a picture I received from the Lawrence County Historical Society. Essentially, their bridge shows large open windows and a different and exposed infrastructure for the main Volant village bridge. Listings on the internet call your picture “Banks Bridge.”


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