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Smith's Bridge 08-02-01 #2

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 06/11/2011

BH Photo #201239

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Original Burr Truss Covered Bridge constructed in 1839; rehabilitated with piers and steel beams added 1956; destroyed by fire 1961; reconstructed without cover or truss 1962; reconstructed with Burr trusses and cover 2002

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge with steel beams over Brandywine Creek on Smith Bridge Road
Location
Beaver Valley, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1839 (Burr Truss Covered Bridge); Reconstructed 2002 (see Description for details)
Design
Original Burr Truss Covered Bridge - reconstructed in 2002
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 143.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Brandywine Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83750, -75.57889   (decimal degrees)
39°50'15" N, 75°34'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/450469/4409881 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington North
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
2,029
Inventory number
BH 48878 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • June 14, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added details and name
  • June 8, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • HABS DE-1 - Smith's Covered Bridge, Beaver Valley, spanning Brandywine River, Granogue, New Castle County, DE