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Delaware State's Covered Bridges

There are two covered bridges remaining in Delaware.  Both are near Wilmington in New Castle County.  One crosses the Red Clay Creek and the other crosses Brandywine Creek.   Until the fall of 2003 there were two covered bridges that crossed Red Clay Creek.  

Red Clay Creek 

Ashland Covered Bridge

Unlike the majority of bridges in Chester County PA that used the Burr Truss; Ashland Covered  Bridge utilize the Town or Lattice Truss.

Ashland Covered Bridge--New Castle County, Delaware Ashland Covered Bridge--New Castle County, Delaware Lattice Truss, Ashland Covered Bridge--New Castle County, Delaware

                

Wooddale Covered Bridge

This is what Wooddale Covered  Bridge Looked like prior to being destroyed by flood in September of 2003.  Unfortunately, for the time being, I am not aware of any plans to rebuild it.

Wooddale Covered Bridge--New Castle County, Delaware Lattice Truss, Wooddale Covered Bridge--New Castle County, Delaware

 

2005_0219DelawareCovered Br0024.jpg (101852 bytes)This is  the replacement bridge that has been put in.   I guess it's functional, but it is not nearly as esthetic.   

 

 

Lattice Truss, Wooddale Covered Bridge--New Castle County, DelawareAs of February 2005 this is what was left of Wooddale Covered Bridge.  It is part of the bridge's original Lattice Truss. 

 

 

 

Brandywine Creek

Smith's Covered Bridge

When the state replaced the bridge over the Brandywine on Smith Bridge Road, they replaced it with a replica of the original covered bridge that was destroyed by fire (arson) in the '80s.

Smith's Covered Bridge

 

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