Knox Covered BridgeWHAT: Nolan Painting donated its time, talent and energy to refurbish the Knox Covered Bridge in Valley Forge National Historic Park. Nolan’s crew revitalized the bridge by removing deteriorated paint and re-painting the structural timbers and new panels/siding. The volunteer time invested for this project is estimated at a worth of $10,000. In addition, Sherwin Williams donated the paint and J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County was the general contractor. The overall restoration was a partnership effort between PennDOT, The Friends of Valley Forge Park and the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

WHO IT BENEFITS: The wooden Knox Covered Bridge was originally built in 1865 and was rehabilitated in 1996. This iconic Main Line bridge, which is 10 feet wide and 50 feet long, carries an average of 2,000 vehicles a day (including Nolan Painting trucks!).

WHEN & WHERE: The project was completed in August, 2012. The Knox Covered Bridge is nestled among the trees and verdant landscape in beautiful Tredyffrin Township.

WHY: The president of The Friends of Valley Forge, Don Naimoli — a satisfied Nolan Painting residential customer — asked us to get involved with the project. It was an easy decision because partnering with historical societies to preserve our region’s landmarks is one of the core focus areas of our Nolan in the Neighborhood community initiative.