Nolan Painting 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.
Captions: The Crew volunteering their time; Kevin Nolan, President and Owner, volunteering and painting; Knox Covered Bridge in Valley Forge National Historic Park
August 27, 2012 (Havertown, PA) – On Friday, August 24, 2012, Nolan Painting 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. Sherwin Williams donated the paint. J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the $50,000 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
The wooden Knox Covered Bridge was originally built in 1865 and rehabilitated as recently as 1996. This iconic Main Line bridge, which is 10 feet wide and 50 feet long, carries an average of 2,000 vehicles a day.
Nolan’s crew updated the bridge by removing deteriorated paint and painted the structural timbers and new panels/siding. Nolan has donated up to $10K worth of labor to The Friends of Valley Forge Park for this project.
Nolan Painting got involved with the project because not only is it a Main Line landmark that Nolan’s trucks travel on a daily basis to get to its customers, but also because the President of The Friends of Valley Forge, Don Naimoli, is a past customer of Nolan’s and asked Nolan to get involved. Nolan Painting actively seeks out opportunities by asking clients and friends in the community, “if you ever have anything you want us to sponsor/donate, please let us know.” Nolan never turns down a reasonable request. Nolan knows that volunteering their efforts and labor will go a long way in the communities they service.
The bridge closed on August 20 and is expected to reopen by August 31.
The restoration project is a partnership effort between PennDOT, The Friends of Valley Forge Park and the Valley Forge National Historical Park.