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Wooddale Covered Bridge (Old) 08-02-04x

Photos 

Former Wooddale Bridge Town Lattice Truss

Surviving truss from destroyed original Wooddale Bridge, built ca. 1850, along shore of Red Clay Creek downstream from current bridge

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in May 2009

BH Photo #349623

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Red Clay Creek on formerly private lane
Location
New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Isabel in September 2003
History
Built ca. 1850, rehabilitated 1939, 1969, and 1981, lost to flood Sept. 2003
Design
Town lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76595, -75.63689   (decimal degrees)
39°45'57" N, 75°38'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/445450/4401974 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kennett Square
Inventory numbers
WGCB 08-02-04x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 71258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2016: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Wooddale Covered Bridge (Old)
Posted September 12, 2016, by Craig O'Donnell (craig [dot] odonnell [at] doverpost [dot] com)

Bridge was replaced with a replica. How historically accurate, I don't know.