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